Creating Logos - A Maya Online Course Custom Logo and Text
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Creating Logos - A Maya Online Course Custom Logo and Text

Learn to Create Custom Text and Generate 3D Text in Maya Great for 3D Logo Design - Take this Maya Course today!
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Created by David Newton
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use Maya more effectively
  • Understand how you can create from EPS curves
  • Understand the text tool in Maya
  • Basics of Materials and Mental ray
  • Basic Animation and light set up
  • Lots of other handy tips
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  • A copy of Maya 2012 and up, Illustrator would be handy but not essential

Want to take your Logo design to the next level??
Then this course is for you!

During this course I will show you how to create 3D Objects in this case text from a curve generated from Illustrator, We will also look at generating 3D text within Maya itself.
Finally I will show you how to add materials, set up a basic three point light system and render out using Mental ray, this course on Creating Logos - A Maya Online Course Custom Logo and Text is a must!

So Exactly what do I learn from this course?

  • Import EPS curves from Illustrator into maya and generate Geometry we can work with from it
  • Set up a scene, and keep it clean
  • Install Mental ray for rendering
  • Add material types both Maya and Mental ray materials
  • Set up a basic lighting set up
  • Create a basic animation and out put the sequence to be composited in After effects
  • Generat text directly inside of Maya
  • Extrude, add edge loops, merge vertexes and a host of other things

This course is very thorough and cover quite a lot for such a short course giving you the info fast!

Take the Creating Logos - A Maya Online Course Custom Logo and Text course today!

I hope you enjoy this course and get a lot out of it
All the best
The Monster-Training Team

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for all levels
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
2 Lectures 12:12

Learn the basics needed for this course

Preview 10:51
Creating our Maya Logo
22 Lectures 02:42:50

In this course I will be showing you a quick client brief on this project also remember to download the project files!

Maya Training - The Brief

Lets begin by setting up the project in Maya.

  • Maya Training - Maya project setup

    In this lesson we will continue and add geometry to out curves.

    Maya Training - Importing and setting up our curves for 3D

    Lets have a quick talk about adding geometry to our surfaces and also cleaning our scene up.

    Maya Training - Working with Nurbs and keeping our scene clean

    Lets do a conversion from Nurbs to Polygons.

    Maya Training - Creating Polgons from our Logo

    Its always a good idea to use the minimum ammout of polygons needed for our 3D models this keeps thing clean and fast, in this lesson we will start quading up our model.

    Remember Maya likes quads why?

    • On render Maya will triangulate our model
    • Quads can easily be split on render
    • If we dont use quads you can get unpredictable results
    • Anything with more than 4 sides is called an NGON
    • You can use triangles but be carefull!
    Maya Training - Making sure we have Quads

    Lets continu quading our logo.
    Maya Training - Quading our Logo part 2

    More on Beveling.

    Maya Training - Bevels

    On creating a smooth preview you might find a few unexpected problems lets fix them.
    Maya Training - Problem Solving part 1

    Common problems are squashings/pinching these happen often where there is a sharp point in the geometry we can further refine the geo so that this is less obvious.

    Maya Training - Fixing the V merging and splitting vertexes

    Correcting the N and the A

    Maya Training - Fixing the N and the A

    Lets finish off our Logo corrections, whenever you create anything in 3D you will always want to make it the best it can be either by positioning edge loops, reflowing topology there is always something you can do to make it better, however its good to know when to STOP!

    Maya Training - Finishing the corrections

    Here we will use some baic Maya materials and colours to our logo.

    Maya Training - Giving our logo some colour

    We need to create a ground and a backdrop for our logo, so lets do it!

    Maya Training - Putting our ground plane in

    Lets use the logo sent by client to get an exact colour match for our Logo.

    Maya Training - Getting an exact colour match in Maya

    Loading mental ray and resizing our image doc
    Maya Training - Loading mental ray and resizing our image doc

    In this lesson we will switch our materials to Mental Ray materials, as we are using mental ray to render it makes sence to use there materials (you dont have to but generally it is a better material, specially if you are rendering out layers)

    Maya Training - Using Mental Ray materials

    Maya Training - Adding lights to our scene

    Basic rendering with Mental Ray

    Maya Training - Rendering from Mental Ray

    Great we finished the logo and rendered it out, I will now put the rendered clips into After Effects for you to see the final animation.

    Maya Training - Lets check out the result

    So we have looked at bringing in custom curves from Illustrator EPS files, but Maya can generate text straight off the bat, check out this lesson.

    This is the last lesson in this course I hope you have learnt a thing or two along the way :)

    All the best
    Monster-Training Team

    Maya Training - Using Maya built in Text generator

    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.

    Feel free contacting me for a particular course to be created I welcome student feedback and that way I know what you want!

    I hope you had fun learning with this course and hope to see you at my other courses, please give me a review if you loved the course, if you did not like it also let me know, I take students opinions very seriously!

    "Did you know Monster-Training is a sister brand of UK Online Training Centre, Monster is being phased out so all new courses will be hosted under UK Online Training, so if you want the same experience as Monster pop over to UKOTC, please note I have put all Courses on the UKOTC site so you have one place to get the latest news and offers!"

    All the Best

    About the Instructor
    David Newton
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    Teacher, Website and 3D Creative Artist

    I have worked professionally in many creative sectors for the last 20+ years, being a creative veteran I have taught to advanced level Design, Art, Sculpture, 3D Modelling/Animations/Rendering and Website design.

    I have worked for small companies giving me the rare opportunity not to be pigeon holed, it has also meant I have had to keep up with all the latest techniques and technologies.

    I currently run a company specialising in multi-disciplined creative design, from 3D animations to CMS websites, Banners, Adverts, Logos and a whole host of other work.

    I try to keep quite active on social media and release FREE Videos and discount on both my website and You Tube channel, check me out!