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Learn current industry techniques for creating digital matte painting for features films, from DreamWorks artist Danny Janevski.
The 12 principles of animation underlie everything animators do, from making movies to video games. Learn how these principles translate to digital character animation and tools like Blender and Maya.
Learn to render realistic animated liquids in Maya with the Bifröst fluid dynamics engine.
Learn how to reuse, blend, and move animation between characters with the Time Editor in Maya 2017.
Get the essential training you need to create high-quality 3D models and animations in Maya 2017. Learn core Maya skills such as modeling, texturing, rendering, and animation.
Learn modeling, texturing, and rendering techniques to produce compelling 3D content for virtual reality games and simulations with Maya, Unity, and Unreal.
Speed up your motion graphics workflow by taking advantage of the real-time processing power of Unreal Engine 4. Find out how to take static and animated geometry from Maya and C4D and render it in Unreal.
Find out how to use the new features in Maya 2016 Extension 2, including the Content Browser, MASH networks, Quick Rig, the Pose Editor, Light Editor, and Render Setup dialog.
Maya's new Render Setup dialog provides everything you need to manage multiple renders within a single window. Learn how to use Render Setup and the Light Editor—included in Maya 2016 Extension 2—to create faster, more dynamic renders.
Learn how to incorporate the powerful MASH procedural animation tools—included with the Maya 2016 Extension 2—into your Maya workflow and build more dynamic motion graphics.
Learn to combine basic materials to create advanced material networks and use mental ray subsurface scattering (SSS) materials in Maya.
Learn techniques for rigging mechanical objects, machines, and other inanimate objects in Maya.
Teaches simple steps to creating exaggerated cartoon animation in Maya, using principles such as squash and stretch, exaggeration, follow-through, and overlapping action.
Learn how to simulate soft bodies in a physically accurate and realistic way with RealFlow. Motion graphics artist Ran Ben Avraham shows how to create a bouncing logo design using RealFlow.
Add squash and stretch to a rig in Maya, using techniques specific to cartoon characters: stretchy joints, IK/FK switching, and facial rigging.
Learn the basics of Maya LT 2016, a 3D modeling and animation tool built especially for game makers.
Learn the essentials of modeling, texturing, rendering, and animating with Maya 2016, the 3D package popular in the feature film, video game, and animation industries.
Find out what's new and improved in Maya 2016, including new transform, sculpting, and brush tools and the redesigned HyperShade editor.
Make your animations "look" right by creating smooth motion, with these software-agnostic tricks from animation expert George Maestri.
Learn how to use Maya to model a simple cartoon character that can be later rigged and animated in the program of your choice.
These case studies show how to create four distinct and highly realistic textures, apply your own variations, and link your custom textures to materials in Maya.
Takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures in Photoshop and Maya.
Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for 3D artists and Maya users.
Learn how to mimic the look of granite and terrazzo, two high-end materials for architectural models and visualizations, with Photoshop.
Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.
A quick introduction to Maya's MEL (or Maya Embedded Language) scripting, which can help speed up repetitive tasks and give you access to advanced features.
Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.
Learn how to set up and direct Bullet simulations for collisions, breakage, and simple cloth effects.
Learn to create stereoscopic 3D environments in Maya.
Learn how to rig a bird for animation in Maya.
Learn how to rig a four-legged creature (aka a quadruped) in Maya.
Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.
Learn how to model, texture, render, and animate 3D characters and scenes with Maya 2015.
Learn how to create walk, run, and skip animations that give your character style and subtly move the story along.
Render product shots in their best light with Maya and After Effects.
Model and render a fully realized Formula 1 steering wheel from an initial product concept sketch.
Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.
Use blend shapes and a joint-based approach to build facial controls that are versatile and easy to use.
Recombine render-pass sequences of a space scene from Maya and add special effects in After Effects.
Learn how to expertly control and animate cameras in your Maya projects and give viewers a window into your 3D world.
A collection of over 40 tips and tricks will help you work smarter, not harder, and build more sophisticated models in Maya.
Learn how to animate and render a professional-looking 3D space scene with Maya.
Learn to create, style, animate, and render realistic hair with Maya nHair.
Transform a 2D matte painting into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera, shifting perspective, and an animated background.
Introduces the major improvements to Maya 2014, including the new Modeling Toolkit and Paint Effects.
Prepare your models in Maya and then send them for 3D printing on Shapeways, an online service that ships reproductions straight to your door.
Learn to destroy a building with a fireball, using an After Effects 3D environment, Maya dynamic simulations, and matte painted elements.
Create, render, and customize fur and hair for your 3D models in Maya.
Covers all the key aspects of V-Ray, the powerful rendering plug-in for Maya.
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