Creating Cartoon Vehicles in Maya

Learn a production workflow to creating stylized cartoon vehicles, look development, and a multitude of time-saving techniques for modeling, UV layout, texturing, lighting, and art direction. Software required: Maya 8 and up (2008 required for project files).
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 15, 2007
Duration
6h 33m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Creating Cartoon Vehicles in Maya
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 15, 2007
Duration
6h 33m
Description

Learn a production workflow to creating stylized cartoon vehicles, look development, and a multitude of time-saving techniques for modeling, UV layout, texturing, lighting, and art direction. Contains over 6 hours of project-based training for artists learning the artistic processes of creating toon vehicles as seen in animated feature films. Popular highlights include: Fitting to Characters; Combining Car Paint Shaders with Texture; Texturing with UVs and Projection; Creating Appeal; Exaggerated Proportions; Adding Detail Strategically; Adding Textural Detail Procedurally; Creating Useful Topology; Modeling for Animation; Smooth Mesh Preview; Simplifying Shapes; Working from Limited Reference; Troubleshooting Edge Flow; Working with Multiple Pieces; Working with Multiple Geometry Types; UV Layout; Shader and Material Assembly; HDRI Lighting Setup. Software required: Maya 8 and up (2008 required for project files).

About the author
About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist.

More from the author
Retopologizing Game Characters in Maya
Beginner
2h 47m
Mar 14, 2018
Game Character Sculpting in ZBrush
Beginner
4h 38m
Feb 16, 2018
More courses by Justin Marshall