Modeling a Theme Park Ride in 3d with Maya (Beginner)
What you'll learn
- Learn how to create a cool roller coaster track and car
- Learn how to create a fancy 3d sign / logo
- Learn various modeling tools and methods
- Learn why some methods were chosen over others
- Learn how to use various deformers
- Maya 2013 (Preferred) Other Versions should be ok
- Alternate 3d software may work as well
- PC or MAC
In this Maya based course, we will cover various tools and methods to create our very own theme park ride, the roller coaster. We will focus on creating the ride itself, including the track, the car models, and , however within the bonus section we will also be creating some of the elements associated with theme park rides - walkways, trashcans, grass, gates, flags, and turnstiles.
This course is aimed at the beginner / intermediate Maya or 3D user, which means a very basic understanding of core 3d terminology and workflow is assumed. All other methods, tools, techniques and workflows, will be explained to the extent that an understanding of the "why" certain methods were used, will be gained. This will serve to deepen the knowledge of the tools/techniques and allow them to be used in the future on your own projects.
The style of this course will be both tool/technique and element/project based. What this means, is that not only will you learn how to use a particular tool or technique, but you will also put them to use by building various elements geared towards this project.
We will be utilizing Maya 2013 (recommended) for the duration of the course, however most of the methods and/or techniques can be completed in prior versions as well as many other 3d applications.
If you do NOT have Maya 2013, Autodesk offers educational versions of their software FREE of charge. Here is the link for more details: http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/maya
INCLUDED WITH COURSE:
- Scene Files (Maya Specific)
- Reference Images
- Bonus Scene Files (Unspecific 3d format - OBJ, FBX, etc..)
- Bonus Models (Maya Format and OBJ / FBX)
- Bonus Simple Modeling Light Setup Script
- Over 12 Hours for Main Course Material
- Over 3 Hours Bonus Material
Who this course is for:
- Everyone interested in Modeling in 3D
Virtual Dreamz, Inc. is an indie Development and Multimedia Studio out of sunny South Florida, providing high-quality multimedia content, design, web and animation.
Envision - Invoke - Inspire.
About your Instructor - Brian Heinrich
An experienced 3D and multimedia designer with a passion for creativity and an eye for design. He possesses an extensive skillset including all facets of 3D/CG Workflow, Web, Graphic, and Print Design, UI-UX, Animation and Game Dev.
With over 5 years of professional technical teaching experience, he has a knack for making complicated topics and/or tasks easy to learn and understand. Brian's teaching style is friendly and laid back. Instead of overly technical terms and ideas, Brian makes it a point to explain things in plain and simple language, which is informative and straight forward. His thirst for knowledge keeps him updated with many of the latest design trends, technologies, and methods.