Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners
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Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners grounding you in the skills you need to move forwards in your 3D Maya skills
4.7 (38 ratings)
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1,305 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2017
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand and have a working knowledge of Maya
  • Be able to start more involved courses
Requirements
  • You will need a copy of Maya 2016 or Above
  • 3D is an exciting subjects to get the most out of this course enjoy it!
Description

This course: Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners is designed to
make learning the art of 3D modelling easy, during this course you will
learn all the major skills you need to make it possible for you to take
more involved courses.

This course has been designed in
modules meaning each lecture will show you a new skill, it is beneficial
to push these skills on your own and realy see how you can use them.

The
end result of this course will be that you will be able to take your
learning to the next level taking what you know from this course and
then moving onto more complex projects as you work your way from
beginner to advanced!

Waht we Cover during this course!

  • Navigation and a look at the Panels and Interface
  • Creating the basic building blocks for modelling and there options
  • Component selections and modifications such as the extrude tool
  • Basic rendering and material or shader set up
  • Lighting and rendering very basic
  • lots of great tips along the way!

This course is short and to the point, great for beginners with a mind for the information to really sink in!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in 3D
  • Students interested in Maya
  • Beginners to Maya
Course content
Expand 18 lectures 49:49
+ Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: The Course
18 lectures 49:48

A quick look at what we will be doing during this course.

Preview 01:33

Download your assets for this course here.

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Download Centre
00:03

In this lecture we will have a quick look at the panel sets inside Maya.

Preview 04:02

Learn how to scale, rotate and translate your objects inside Maya.

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Moving, Scaling and Rotating Geometry
04:25

Each primitive shape you build has options that can be changed lets look how these options can be modified inside Maya.

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Polygon shape options in Maya
03:50

In this lecture we will look at different primitive shelf shapes and how we can modify them.

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Different polygon base shapes
03:39

Being able to select different component types is essential inside Maya, during this lecture we will look at the main ones you will use commonly.

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Polygon component selection types
02:27

Being able to open and close project although simple need to be shown lets do it.

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Opening and closing projects
03:05

In this lecture I will show you different shader or material types inside Maya.

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Basic Maya shaders
02:56

A great tool to understand is the extrude tool, as well as this there are a ton of different ones have a play with these and watch out for th tool tips in the bar at the bottom!

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Extruding inside Maya
03:04

3D objects have a side believe it or not this is referrred to as the surface normal, lets m it here and show you how to flip them.

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Surface normal direction
02:05

We can easily keep our scene organised and clean using the outliner.

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Using the outliner in Maya
02:05

Being able to group and parent our geometry is again an essential thing to be able to do lets do it!

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Grouping and Parenting geometry
01:40

During this lesson I will show you how to render a basic scene, rendering is a massive subject and in this lesson you are only shown the principals of it!

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Basic rendering inside Maya
02:56

Like rendering there is a lot to lighting but this simple lecture will show you the basics!

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: Lighting your scenes
05:39

Well this brings us to the end of the course, and well done for completing it and experimenting on your own throughout!

As mentioned there is a lot to 3D and this course is purely to get you on the road, equiped with the knowledge you have you can proceed onto any of my courses, I set my courses up as though you were a beginner so some of my courses are quite complex however armed wth the knowlwedge from this course you can safely take them!

WELCOME TO THIS AMAZING WORLD OF 3D!!!!

Autodesk Maya the Basics for Beginners: End of lesson talk
00:23

For those who have finished the course a massive "Well done!" for those still completing the course "Keep it up!" I just want to say thank you for choosing me and my course, it is really appreciated and means that i can produce more great courses for you in the future!

Stay up to date with the latest courses and development as well as offers from us by visiting me at my website.

All the Very Best
David

BONUS LECTURE
01:20