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Learn the fundamentals of Autodesk Maya, a powerful animation and modeling program used to create fluid and organic 3D designs.
What you’ll learn
Why take this course
Autodesk Maya is a 3D modeling and powerhouse. Maya allows you to
model accurate 3D models of your ideas; create stunning visuals and
animations through its powerful rendering engine and much more. For
this reason, it is widely used across the film, video game, TV,
design, and architecture industries.
In this 101 beginner course Federico Borellowill teach you the very
basics of Maya. He will mainly focus on teaching how to visualize your
ideas through 3D modeling. Federico has gained extensive knowledge
using Maya working for Zaha Hadid Architects. He will share some
valuable insights into using Maya to first model your idea and then
prepare it to get built.
Autodesk Maya is a powerful 3d software
Maya has come a long way since it was developed by Alias in 1998 and
subsequently acquired by Autodesk in 2005. Because of its long history
in the modeling and industry, it is an absolute leader in everything
having to do with VFX.
“Maya is an animation and modeling program used to create 3D objects. Maya incorporates the natural laws of physics to control the behavior of virtual objects in computer animation.”
Learning Maya will greatly improve your ability to model complex curvilinear designs.
3D modeling is the creation of 3D objects in Maya’s virtual space
or canvas. Maya offers a huge and robust modeling toolset but also
a lot of great modifiers that help you model quickly and
efficiently. Maya offers the possibility to work on complex 3D
projects usually having intricate curvilinear shapes. Designing
organic shapes is where Maya really excels.
If it comes to creating animations, Maya is one of the best
solutions you can find. This program is well known to be quite
powerful for this particular application, and it is used by a lot
of professionals. Maya has a large library of animation tools you
can use for the creation of architectural exterior and interior
animations, walkthroughs of the project, and explanatory videos of
construction processes. Users knowing a bit of Python or MEL
languages will find the animation work quite customizable in Maya.
Rendering begins with shading and texturing objects and lighting
your scene. And it ends when surfaces, materials, lights, and
motion are processed into a final image or image sequence. Maya
excels in all of these separate steps, finetuning each process
over the years of its development. Maya has an advanced default
renderer engine called Arnold, which can produce high quality
real-life imagery to advanced animations. Besides the default,
Maya supports external rendering plugins, like V-ray or Corona.
Physics effects and Fluids simulation
Maya has created a set of tools that lets you create llarge-scale,
highly-realistic dynamic and kinematic simulations, mimicking
real-life physics that no other program can. Maya offers soft-body
dynamics to create content for rendered animations. Maya also
offers nDynamics, a dynamic simulation framework powered by Maya
Nucleus technology. And lastly there is Maya Fluid Effects, a
technology for realistically simulating and rendering fluid
Although rigging is not the first thing that comes up when using
Maya in an architectural environment, it is an essential part of
an animation and character design. It will allow skeleton
animation, which is basically how a character moves through space.
It starts with the creation of a mesh, and then the creation of a
skeleton. As for animation in general and especially rigging, Maya
excels in creating complex rigs.