AutoDesk Maya: 3D Animations & Visual Effects for Beginners
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AutoDesk Maya: 3D Animations & Visual Effects for Beginners

Complete beginner's guide to 3D animation in Autodesk's Maya. Modeling, Lighting, Textures, Shading, Dynamic Effects.
4.0 (22 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2016
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course, you will have a strong understanding of how to create 3D animations in Maya.
Understand basic animation and visual effects theory
Be able to put into practice and create basic 3D animations
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Requirements
  • Mac or PC
Description

You're here because you want to create your own 3D animations and visual effects, right?

It's great to have you here.

If you're brand new to AutoDesk Maya and 3D animations and visual effects, you're in the right place.

What makes us qualified to teach you?

I've co-taught this course with a professional 3D animator who uses AutoDesk. Plus, I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like this one from this course:

This is a great course for mastering the fundamentals of 3D animation and Maya. Well worth the price! - Paul Lynn

What's this course all about?

Learn the basics of 3D Animation theory and practice from professional visual effects artist.

Download a free trial of Autodesk Maya from the Autodesk website.

The course covers:

  • Introduction to Visual Effects
  • Introduction to Maya Program
  • Animation Basics
  • Modeling
  • Lighting
  • Shading
  • Texturing
  • Rendering
  • Dynamics (Effects)

A verifiable certificate of completion is available upon completion of this course.

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Phil

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in 3D animation
  • Video Creators
  • Artists
  • Video Gamers
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 00:56

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Introduction to Visual Effects/Animation
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Introduction to Animation
3 Lectures 21:42

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In this lesson, Abhishek takes us through an introduction to animation.

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Intro to Animation Part I
09:28

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02:14

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In this lesson, Abhishek takes us through an introduction to animation.

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Intro to Animation Part II
10:00
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Introduction to Maya
2 Lectures 16:47

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In this lesson, Abhishek takes us through an introduction to the Maya Program.

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Introduction to Maya Part I
06:53

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Introduction to Maya Part II
09:54
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Animation Basics
3 Lectures 21:04

VideoSchoolOnline.com presents:

In this lesson, Abhishek goes over basic animations in Maya.

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Animation Basics Part I
07:42

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In this lesson, Abhishek goes over basic animations in Maya.

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Animation Basics Part II
06:46

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In this lesson, Abhishek goes over basic animations in Maya.

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Animation Basics Part III
06:36
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Modeling
3 Lectures 27:29

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In this lesson, Abhishek goes over modeling in Maya.

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Modeling Part I
08:31

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Modeling Part II
09:06

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Modeling Part III
09:52
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Lighting
3 Lectures 25:45

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Lighting Part I
08:32

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Lighting Part II
08:48

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Lighting Part III
08:25
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Shading, Texturing, and Rendering
3 Lectures 32:23

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In this lesson, Abhishek goes over shading, texturing, and rendering in Maya.

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Shading, Texturing, Rendering Part I
08:28

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In this lesson, Abhishek goes over shading, texturing, and rendering in Maya.

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Shading, Texturing, Rendering Part II
08:35

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In this lesson, Abhishek goes over shading, texturing, and rendering in Maya.

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Shading, Texturing, Rendering Part III
15:20
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Dynamics (Effects)
3 Lectures 24:29

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In this lesson, Abhishek goes over dynamic effects in Maya.

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Dynamis (Effects) Part I
08:37

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In this lesson, Abhishek goes over dynamic effects in Maya.

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Dynamis (Effects) Part II
09:35

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Dynamics (Effects) Part III
06:17
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Course Wrap-Up
2 Lectures 03:54

Thank you for taking this course.

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Thank You + What's Next
02:22

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01:32
About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
4.5 Average rating
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237,029 Students
70 Courses
Best Selling Instructor, 230,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


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4.0 Average rating
22 Reviews
6,649 Students
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Professional Visual Effects Artist

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