Intro to Maya – Complete Course for Beginners

Autodesk Maya for Beginners Complete Course
[16hr 30min] Project Files Included

This a step-by-step tutorial showing how to use Maya.  Modeling, Texturing, Rendering, Lighting, Materials, Rigging, Animation, and Dynamics will all be covered.  Learn from an industry professional with over 14 years of teaching experience.  You will start off creating a snowman scene that will give you an overview of the different things Maya can do.  From there you will dive deep into each aspect.  Project files are included so you can easily follow along.  Follow from start to finish or jump into any section that you are interested in.  Each video is around 10 minutes or less to help you get your information as direct as possible.

All files need Maya 2020 or newer to open
Adobe Photoshop recommended  for some texturing files
Adobe After Effects recommended for some rendering lessons

Video Tutorials
There are 126 Video Tutorials averaging about 10 minutes per video. These can be viewed in order or feel free to jump into any lesson to just learn a specific technique.

[ 1hr 41min] Quick Start Overview Project
    Modeling Snowman (using views to align primitives)
Adding Color (adding materials)
Creating Trees
Adding Dynamic Snow
Animating Hat
Rendering Video

[ 3hr 32min] Modeling
Hard Surface (Polygon)
Organic Character (Polygon)

[ 2hr 00min] Texturing
Proper Resolution
UV Mapping Hard Surface
UV Mapping Organic
Texturing (Photoshop)

[ 1hr 25min] Materials / Rendering / Lighting
  Bump, Specular, and Transparency Maps
Hypershade / Attribute Editor
Chrome, Glass, and more
3 Point Lighting
Rendering Image Sequence

[ 1hr 29min] Rigging
Skeleton (Human IK)
Control Rig (Human IK)
Face Joints / Constraints
Painting Skin Weights
Custom GUI
Set Driven Keys
Custom Attributes

[ 3hr 21min] Animation
   Bouncing Ball
Walk Cycle
Lip Sync
Graph Editor / Dope Sheet
Animation Layers
Motion Paths / Cycle Infinity

[ 2hr 08min] Dynamics
     Active and Passive Rigid Bodies
Bowling / Catapult / Dominoes / Jenga
Particles (Water / Smoke)
Fluid Containers (Logo Fade)


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  • It is a great way to learn Maya :))

    I am loving it! It is a step-by-step tutorial showing how to use Maya. I am still in the beginning and learning the snowman scene, which I am having lots of fun doing it. I am very excited about this course and learning a lot with it. I totally recommend it . So far it is great and I can’t wait to learn it all.
    This is the first time I am studying and learning Maya. So as a total beginner I am very glad I bought this course.

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