In this Maya and Mudbox tutorial, we'll learn how to create a mesh that will be ready for 3D printing. We'll use a deceptively simple exercise and create an assemble-able model of a 1930s GeeBee Racer. We'll start by creating pieces that fit into slots in the individual pieces of the model. Then we'll animate those pieces to assemble over a 15-second animation. Along the way, we'll delve into some tools and concepts in Maya such as the Multi-Cut tool, Target Weld and the Shrinkwrap command. By the end of this Maya and Mudbox training, you'll have a prepared model ready to print on the Form +1 printer using their PreForm software. Software required: Maya 2016, Mudbox 2016, PreForm.
Eric Kunzendorf has been teaching computer graphics and animation at the college level for the last two decades at such varied institutions as Jacksonville University, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Atlanta College of Art, and the School of Visual Arts’ Savannah campus. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Art history from Columbia University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia.