The Complete Beginner's Guide to Maya for Games

Learn the basics of Maya with a focus on game assets! We'll go from the very beginning - to making our first prop!
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  • Lectures 39
  • Contents Video: 8 hours
    Other: 0 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

In this Complete Beginner's course, we cover the absolute basics of getting you started using Maya with a focus on games, starting from the absolute first time opening the software - all the way through modeling, unwrapping, and texturing your first game asset! We'll start off with some basic introductions to the UI and software, and dive right in to many of the common tools you'll need for game asset modeling.

"Learn by doing" as we take you through the complete process of modeling our military style radio prop, unwrap the asset, and cover basic texturing techniques for the asset. If you've ever wanted to learn the important features of Maya for Games, but weren't sure where to go, this course has you covered!

 

About the Instructor:

Justin Harrison is a Character and Technical Animator with more than 7 years experience in the game development industry. Currently, he is working for Molten Games in Del Mar, CA on an unannounced title. Previously he has worked for for both Activision and Sony on titles such as The Bourne Conspiracy, Ghostbusters: The Game, as well as Transformers: War for Cybertron to name a few. Justin holds a BFA in Digital Art and Animation from the College for Creative Studies, and has a generalist skill set that ranges from artistic modeling and asset creation, to motion capture and keyframe animation, to technical rigging and character setup.

What are the requirements?

  • Autodesk Maya - Download your free trial copy here - www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-maya/free-trial

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the basics of Maya from the ground up
  • Learn the basics of using Maya for making game assets

What is the target audience?

  • Absolute beginners to Maya who have never opened the software
  • Anyone interested in using Maya to create game assets

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the UI and primitives
00:50

Source files for Section 1

Interface 1
Preview
11:15
Interface 2
08:06
Interface 3
11:18
UI Customization 1
10:29
UI Customization 2
07:49
Primitives - Asset Creation 1
10:57
Primitives - Asset Creation 2
15:43
Section 2: Introduction to Mesh Tools
00:44

Source files for Section 2

Component Mode
15:55
Vertex Tools
09:51
Edge Tools
13:32
Face Tools
16:33
Mesh Tools 1
15:49
Mesh Tools 2 and Outro
12:08
Section 3: Prop Modeling Basics
00:38

Source files for Section 3

Setup the project and start modeling!
14:25
Modeling 2
Preview
09:09
Modeling 3
17:59
Modeling 4
14:13
Modeling 5 and Outro
17:22
Section 4: Building our first game asset - Modeling
00:39

Source files for Section 4

Scene Setup and Model
15:53
Modeling 2
16:33
Modeling 3
15:09
Modeling 4
19:34
Modeling 5
16:07
Modeling 6
11:48
Modeling 7 and Outro
13:02
Section 5: Building our first game asset - UV Unwrapping, Texturing, and Presentation
00:48

Source files for Section 5

UV Unwrapping 1
13:15
UV Unwrapping 2
18:02
UV Unwrapping 3
16:31
UV Unwrapping 4
18:05
UV Unwrapping 5
17:46
UV Placement
14:17
AO and Texturing
15:58
AO and Texturing 2
14:42
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