LEARNING MAYA 2. ◊ , Alias|Wavefront, a division of Silicon Graphics Limited. Printed in U S A, All rights reserved. Education Publishing Group. Alias|Wavefront (design/logo), ATC, AUGI, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Learning LocationLogic, Lustre, Maya, Mechanical Desktop, MotionBuilder, ObjectARX. Getting Started with Maya. 2 | Maya Basics. Lesson 1 > Beyond the lesson. Beyond the lesson. In this lesson you began your orientation to Maya by learning: .

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Maya learning movies. • Essential Skills: • Create and view objects. • Zoom, pan and roll camera. • Move, rotate, scale objects. • Component selection. Animate a Logo Forming from Particles in Maya – In this tutorial teaches you how to make animated logo with particles in Maya and then. this comes from formal training (college, university, art school, etc.) . It is true that these tutorials can be an important tool in learning Maya; but . CHAPTER 1.

This book is perfect for all entertainment artists who want to design 3D character models.

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The book also comes with 30 hours of video tutorials so it has a great price tag for everything you get. The Art of Maya does cover a lot of fundamentals explaining all the different tools and common workflows. The very last chapter offers an inside look into professional Maya with insights from 6 industry professionals.

I do recommend nabbing a copy of this book if you can, but I also recommend having some basic experience under your belt first.

Some of the largest animation studios worldwide rely on Maya for their movies. It does expect you to understand the fundamentals of Maya and have a sense of the basic tools. The early chapters help to demystify animation and how Maya works in a production environment. There are tons of interviews with pro animators scattered throughout each chapter and those are absolutely worth reading.

The author Roger King has classroom teaching experience and it shines through in his writing style.

It totals pages with dozens of exercises you can follow to learn how this complicated program functions. By far the best animation book for Maya but it does get into some complex topics too. Alongside traditional character creation is environment design. Concept artists typically craft environments in 2D and bring these to modelers for 3D rendering.

This is another digital-only book from Maya expert Jana Germano.

Her writing style is just as easy to consume and this book Creating Environments in Maya is an excellent follow-up from her introductory guide Simplifying Maya. It talks about photorealism and how to work with realistic environments compared to cartoony environments. Other topics cover matte painting and ultimately what background designers need to know for working in the industry. I covered this book in my previous post on rigging which is a huge topic of study. Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts is one of the few Maya-centric books that covers this topic in great detail.

Even semi-experienced Maya users can learn a lot about rigging from these exercises.

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How to Cheat in Maya teaches power workflows and hidden secrets that far surpass the edition of this software. Every professional or aspiring Maya user should keep a copy of this book nearby. The entire book mostly covers character animation work but a lot of these techniques apply to video games too.

However you need to know your way around Maya before grabbing a copy. This basically takes your existing knowledge of Maya and kicks it into turbodrive. MEL Scripting a Character Rig in Maya takes this scripting language to a practical level by teaching you how to script and automate your own projects. But a lot of programming topics are covered such as loops, variables, and procedures.

And this book is the perfect intro with lots of practical lessons. Maya Visual Effects: He spills all the beans in this page guide full of actionable tips for Maya users. Most chapters focus on CGI effects and how you can recreate them in Maya.

This book is merely a resource manual for what you can do. Once you know that you can take these techniques into your regular work.

I highly recommend this for any VFX artists or Maya users who want to push beyond traditional norms. Create Fire in Maya — Learn the process of creating fire effect from scratch using Maya particle system.

Create a New York Subway Entrance in Maya — A detailed guide on how to model the low-poly mesh from reference, and then creating the high-poly source for the purpose of making normal maps.

Creating A Holiday Ball — A tutorial to teach you how to create a holiday ball from polygonal primitives in Maya. Creating a Lava Lamp in Maya — Want to create a lava lamp in Maya, then follow this tutorial that shows modeling, shading, lighting and rendering of a realistic lava lamp. How to Create an Awesome Fire Effect Using Maya Fluids — A step-by-step guide to learn how to create a fire animation in Maya, which you can later use in any of your projects.

Modelling A Poly Table Fan — This video tutorial is about creating a polygonal fan table with some quick modeling techniques like curve extrude, surfaces, poly tube, smooth, bevel, curve revolve, extrude, and more. Creating Dynamic Mud Effect Using Soft Body — A tutorial that teaches you how to create an effect that shows a dynamic sphere moving over mud.

Making Eyelid Rig with Driven Keys and Expressions — This tutorial tells you how to create blend shapes for 4 positions of the eye and drive these blend shapes automatically to show eye ball rotating. Model a Spitfire War Plane — A detailed tutorial on how to model a fire-spitting war plane. Modeling A Toy Dragonfly — This tutorial teaches you how to model, texture, and render a toy dragonfly in Maya.

Modeling Hand — Follow this tutorial to learn how to model a human hand. Modeling Human — If you want to learn how to model a human figure, try out this tutorial. Modeling Human: Naruto Chibi — This Maya tutorial will teach you about modeling human figure, specifically in the form of anime. Texturing Resolution Tips. Spotlight Fog — A tutorial that teaches how to add fog to a spotlight in easy steps. Gaseous Effects. Model Airplane in Maya — This video tutorial shows you how to model an airpalne in Maya.

Using Projection Mapping in Maya — A detailed tutorial on how to use simple tri planar box projection and planar projection to shade two walls, all done in only one material.

Making A Battleship in Maya — This tutorial shows you how to make ship using Nurbs curves, surfaces and poly geometry features in Maya. Creating CG nature — If you want to make terrain, trees and grass using Maya, follow this tutorial. Candle Flame — An easy tutorial on how to build a candle flame in Maya. The Egg and The Fog — To learn how to crack an egg and have light beams coming out of the cracks, try this tutorial.

Non Photo Realistic Shading in Maya — A step-by-step guide that describes how to achieve a non photo realistic shading effect in Maya. Modeling a foot in Maya — Teach your self how to model a realistic looking foot in Maya through this tutorial. How to Create A Simple Crowd. Making of Skull head Monster. Growing Flowers — A thorough guide that shows you how to create growing flowers from surface.

Making of Sohrab.

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Making of the Standing Beauty — This tutorial will explain you how to create the standing beauty. Modeling Morgane. Secrets of Swimsuit Babe — A great tutorial for CG enthusiasts that tells you how to form a beautiful woman in swimsuit.

Create a Realistic Tree in Maya — A detailed guide on teaching you how to make a realistic tree. Creating an Old Farm.

Domino Effect — A detailed guide that discusses several techniques like, how to setup the geometry and how to apply passive to active key switch among them.

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Making of the Rider. Making of the Joker. Making of the Alien Nature. Making of Portrait of a Troll. Making of Kid.

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Making of Gladiator. Creating A Spaceship Fleet Using Particle Instance — This tutorial shows you how to use particle instancer to create fleet of spaceships flying across the planes.Maya Animation Rigging Concepts is one of the few Maya-centric books that covers this topic in great detail.

Along the bottom of the interface are the Time Slider, the Range Slider, and the animation controls, which are used to specify and move between the different frames of an animation sequence; also at the bottom are the Command Line , for entering textual commands, and the Help Line.

Simplifying Maya If you like digital ebooks then Simplifying Maya is a great resource to teach yourself this 3D design software. Making of Skull head Monster. He divides the article into several main stages that are dedicated to concept; low poly mesh where you will build the foundation; mudbox sculpting;.

Even semi-experienced Maya users can learn a lot about rigging from these exercises. Every chapter includes a ton of screenshots with guided tutorials to help you work through the content. Autodesk Maya is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering software developed by Autodesk Inc. These video trainings help one to learn how to make use of the basic functions of Maya, and be fully capable of designing, animating and rendering 3D models.