Monday, December 1, 2008

Maya Introduction Training Video's

Do you want to learn how to be a 3D artist? Have you tried to use Maya but you are overwhelmed by the program? If so then I think I have a treat for you. Here are some Maya introduction training video's that I have produced that will teach you the basics of the application.


The first video will go over Maya's interface to get you familiar with where all the buttons and gadgets are.




This video will go over Maya's Navigation to help you learn how to navigate in your new 3D world.





This video will go over Maya's Manipulators to help you learn how to translate, scale and rotate your objects and components in 3D.





This video will go over Maya's Hotkeys and Hotbox to help you learn how set up custom hotkeys and how to use Maya's Hotbox for easy menu selection.





This video will go over Maya's Primitives to help you learn how quickly create and manipulate 3D objects in Maya.





This video will go over Maya's Create Polygon Tool to help you learn how quickly create 3D polygon shapes that you draw out point by point.





This video will go over Maya's Extrude Polygon Tool to help you learn how quickly pull out new geometry from existing faces on your model.



This video will go over Maya's Split Polygon Tool to help you learn how quickly draw new geometry across existing polygon faces. (Please note, the location of the Split Polygon Tool has changed for the latest versions of Maya. To access the tool, make sure you are in object mode, then hold Shift and Right Click over your model, you should then see off to the left a Split menu option, go to that and then within that option you will see the new interactive split tool and Maya's old Split Polygon Tool.)



This video will go over Maya's Edge Loops And Rings to help you learn how quickly select edge loops and rings, we will also look at how to add new edge loops to our models.



This video will go over Maya's Append Polygon tool to help you learn how quickly add new geometry to already existing polyon faces, this can be used to fill holes in your model as well.



This video will go over Maya's Smooth Mesh Preview to help you learn how quickly view your model as a Hi Res smoothed version of your model. While you are in this mode you can add new geometry and chage the over all shape of your model while you view it in the Hi Resoulution mode.



This video will go over the recent polygon tools that we have just learned in order to refine the over all shape of our model.



This video will go over Maya's Polygon Combine to help you learn how take two polygon models and combine them into one model. We will also take a look at the custom polygon display and how to merge verticies.

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