Introduction to Maya 2012

In this Introduction to Maya 2012 tutorial, we will help you get a strong understanding of Maya and how it works. Software required: Maya 2012 and up.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 2, 2011
Duration
11h 38m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Introduction to Interface
Modeling in Maya
Materials and Texturing in Maya
Rigging in Maya
Animation in Maya
Dynamics in Maya
Lighting and Rendering in Maya
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 2, 2011
Duration
11h 38m
Description

In this Introduction to Maya 2012 tutorial, we will help you get a strong understanding of Maya and how it works. You'll get the chance to work with many of the Maya instructors here at Digital-Tutors who will show you how to use some of the major components of Maya. In this tutorial, we'll start by giving you the foundational skills and vocabulary you'll need in order to move around within Maya, and then we'll jump right into the Modeling section of the course. After completing the modeling section, you'll get the chance to try your hand at texturing, rigging, animation, dynamics, and finally, lighting and rendering your own animation. Our goal is not to weigh you down with technical information in this tutorial, but rather to help you form good habits and strong workflows so you can become a proficient Maya artist. Software required: Maya 2012 and up.

About the author
About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
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