Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Maya 2015 Essential Training.
If you're a Lynda.com Premium subscriber, you'll have access to the exercise files that accompany this course. If you download the exercise files, go ahead and place them on your desktop. Now within this folder, you'll see we have a number of subfolders, one for each chapter in the course. Now if I go into one of these chapters, you'll see that there's also additional subfolders. Now this is what's called a Maya project, and Maya has a specific directory structure that it uses to organize its data, so the scene files that we'll be using are in the scenes subfolder.
We'll also have other folders, such as a source images folder, for the images that we're using in the course. So go ahead and download those exercise files if you want to use them.
- Getting familiar with the Maya interface
- Creating hierarchies and layers
- Creating polygonal objects
- Working with subdivision surfaces
- Extruding a mesh
- Smoothing geometry
- Lofting and extruding with the NURBS curves tools
- Converting NURBS to polygons
- Creating and applying texture maps
- Applying UV mapping
- Adding lights and cameras to a scene
- Creating realistic effects such as depth of field
- Batch rendering
- Animating in Maya
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started in Maya 2015
2. Organizing Maya Scenes
3. Creating Polygonal Models
4. Editing Meshes
5. Refining Meshes
6. NURBS Modeling Techniques
7. Refining NURBS Models
8. Creating Materials
9. Applying Textures
10. Rendering in Maya
11. Animating in Maya
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