Maya 2017 Quickstart - Create a Low poly scene for Beginners
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Maya 2017 Quickstart - Create a Low poly scene for Beginners

Create your own 3d world using Maya 2017 in this fun project based course
4.6 (83 ratings)
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Created by Bhaumik Patel
Last updated 3/2017
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  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Navigate in the Maya viewports
  • Select and deselect objects
  • Use the move, rotate and scale tools
  • Use powerful modeling commands including extrude, insert edge loop, bridge
  • Assign and manipulate material shaders
  • Use various lights using the Arnold renderer
  • Add volumetric atmosphere and fog to a scene
  • Render out images
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Requirements
  • Basic computer skills
Description

This course will introduce to the wonderful world of 3d using Autodesk Maya 2017! 

Learn the basics and more in this easy to follow project where you will create a stylish isometric low poly scene. This course is designed for the complete beginner and doesn't get bogged down in unnecessary technical jargon. It's specifically shows you the fundamentals you need to create 3d geometry and output great looking images.

If you are thinking about learning 3d there is no better time then now with this fun introductory course.

Who is the target audience?
  • 2d Artists from traditional or Photoshop backgrounds
  • After effects artists who want to cross train in 3d modeling
  • Artists who want to create there own isometric images and models for games or artwork
  • Artists using 3d studio max, Cinema 4d, Blender or another 3d package
  • Anyone who wants to try out using Maya in a fun and interesting project
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:45:35
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Maya QuickStart Course
12 Lectures 01:45:35

In this lesson you will get an overview of the course.

Preview 00:49

In this lesson you will learn the different options for downloading Maya 2017.

Download Maya 2017
01:30

In this lesson you will learn how to:

  • Navigate the viewports
  • Select objects
  • Create objects
  • Move and rotate objects
  • Play animations
  • Use the Outliner window
Preview 09:26

In this lesson you will create the ground and start creating the wall. You will also learn what the attribute editor and channel box are.

Create you first models - walls and ground
08:20

In this lesson you will learn how to add detail to the walls using the insert edge loop tool, extrude command and bridge command. You will also learn what polygon objects are made up of and how to manipulate the shape of objects.

Create a window and skirting boards
10:42

In this lesson you will learn how to create a book shelf and books. You will learn how to:

  • Use snapping tools to help you align objects
  • Create a project to save your scene
  • Duplicate objects
  • Rename multiple objects together
Create a book shelf and picture
11:37

In this lesson you will learn how to create a table and chair using the mirror command.

Create a table and chair
09:34

In this lesson you will learn how to create a laptop and mug. You will learn some more features of the bridge command.

Create a laptop and mug
12:17

In this lesson you will learn:

  • What shaders are and how to apply them
  • How to change the diffuse color
  • How to assign two shaders to one object
  • How to use the outliner to get back to your shaders
Assign colors to your objects using shaders
14:02

In this lesson you will learn how to apply texture to an object. You will learn what UVs are and how to assign new planar UVs to your objects. This lesson also introduces the Hypershade window.

Add texture to your scene
09:02

In this lesson you will learn how to light your scene. You will also learn how to:

  • What the Renderview window is
  • The different lights in Maya
  • How to apply atmosphere to your scene
  • What the render settings window is
Add lighting and volumetric fog to your scene
13:09

In this final lesson you will learn how to output your image in higher quality.

Render the final image
05:07
About the Instructor
Bhaumik Patel
4.5 Average rating
577 Reviews
5,101 Students
5 Courses
Experienced 3d artist and instructor

Bhaumik is a visual effects artist and bestselling instructor with 16 years of experience in computer graphics. Four of those years were spent creating and teaching courses at Escape Studios. He spent the early part of his career in the games industry as an animator and rigger. Later he moved into the visual effects industry working on commercials, TV, VR and Film visual effects.