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Maya Animation Fundamentals

by Mark Masters

Maya is a powerful and intuitive animation tool. In this in-depth step-by-step course, you'll learn the ins and outs of working in Maya, and develop a strong foundation for how to use it for your own animations. Software Required: Maya 2017

What you'll learn

Knowing basic animation techniques isn't always enough to have the ability to create professional looking animations. Often times you'll need to dive deeper into specific toolsets in order to help elevate your work to the next level. In this course, Maya Animation Fundamentals, you'll learn all about the animation tools within Maya 2017. First, you'll learn about the playback controls and time slider. Next, you'll explore keyframes, animation preferences, visualize tools, and the graph editor. Finally, you'll start digging into Maya's MASH animation toolset. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a great understanding of animating in Maya 2017 and how you can apply it to your own animation projects. Software Required: Maya 2017

Table of contents

Course Overview
1min
Playback Controls and Time Slider
9mins
Quick Look at MASH Animation Toolset
18mins

About the author

Mark started out with an interest for animation at a young age, and it eventually transformed into a passion for the subject. Mark made an impact on the industry quickly, working for Pluralsight (Digital-Tutors) as an Animation and Rigging Instructor. After his time at Pluralsight he joined Steelehouse Productions as a 3D Animator where he currently works. Apart from that, he’s had several pieces published in 3D Artist Magazine. For Mark, there’s always something new to be learned in the world o... more

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