Skill-Builder: Mastering Topology in Maya

Going through tutorial projects step-by-step is a really powerful way to learn the different modeling tools and techniques.
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Rating
(11)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
March 25, 2013
Duration
3h 34m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(11)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
March 25, 2013
Duration
3h 34m
Description

Going through tutorial projects step-by-step is a really powerful way to learn the different modeling tools and techniques. You can see how those tools work as you follow along and create a particular model with your tutor. The real power, however, comes from being able to take the techniques you've learned and apply them in a different way to a different project. This knowledge and adaptability only comes from practice and the experience of dealing with different situations as they arise. To simulate this, you'll be presented with a series of topological exercises. Each exercise will consist of three lessons covering topics from N-Gons to facial topology. In the first lesson, we will review the skill or technique using a particular asset. We'll talk about specific tools and go through their application step-by-step. In the second lesson, you'll receive a new asset and instructions for the exercise. This will be your opportunity to apply what you've just learned to a completely different model. In the final lesson, we will go through your exercise step-by-step and you can compare your results. There will be small hints provided for each exercise but we encourage you not to look at those if possible. Each Skill-Builder Tutorial ends with a final project where you'll get to take all of the new skills and techniques you've learned and apply them to your own mini-project. These exercises are really your opportunity to practice what you've learned and gain the confidence that only comes through repetition and being able to address any issue that might come up. Get started today or learn more about Skill-Builder tutorials.

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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