Exploring Maya 2017

Maya is one of the most powerful and widely-used 3D applications in the industry. In this course, you'll learn about the different tools and workflows that Maya provides. Software required: Maya 2017.
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Rating
(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 27, 2016
Duration
1h 11m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 27, 2016
Duration
1h 11m
Description

Maya is a very broad 3D application and it can be difficult at the beginning to know where to start. In this course, Exploring Maya 2017, you'll get an overview of several of the key areas of Maya and some examples of how to put that knowledge into practice. You'll begin by getting an overview of the Maya interface and you'll learn to navigate the 3D view where you'll be able to interact with all of your models and scenes. Next you'll take a look at how to work with 3D models and you'll learn about some of Maya's modeling tools and workflows. Animation is next, as you learn to set key frames, modify timing, and work with your playback controls to get your models moving around the scene. You'll also learn to work with materials and textures to give your models the appearance of different types of surfaces. You'll finish the course by learning to add and manipulate lights in your scenes, and use Arnold to render out final images of your projects. This course will give you a great head start on working in Maya, but it only scratches the surface of this powerful 3D application. Software required: Maya 2017.

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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, I'm Justin Marshall, and welcome to Exploring Maya 2017. Now Maya is a very broad 3D application, and it can be difficult at the beginning to know just where to start. Over the course of the next several lessons, you'll get an overview of several of the key areas of Maya and some examples of how to put that knowledge into practice. We'll begin by getting an overview of the Maya interface, and you'll learn to navigate the 3D view where you'll be able to interact with all of your 3D models and scenes. Next, we'll take a look at how to work with 3D models and learn about some of Maya's modeling tools and workflows. Animation is next as we learn to set keyframes, modify timing, and work with our playback controls to get our model moving around the scene. Eddie Russell will then join you as you learn to work with materials and textures to give your models the appearance of different types of surfaces. You'll finish the course by learning to add and manipulate lights in your scenes and use Arnold to render out final images of your projects. Now, these lessons will give you a great head start on working in Maya, but we're really only scratching the surface of this powerful 3D application. So, if you're interested in learning more about Maya or in learning to create some of the assets from this course from scratch, we'd encourage you to check out our Introduction to Maya 2017 course at Pluralsight. com. The introduction course will take you much deeper into areas that we'll cover here, and give you a broader and deeper understanding of Maya. So I'm sure you're anxious to get started. Let's begin with a look at the Maya interface and talk about navigating the 3D view.