This two part tutorial covers creating and using hinge constraints in the dynamics part of Maya. Learn how to set active and passive rigid bodies and create a playground see saw animation.
This tutorial shows you how to use specular maps to create textures on a lemon in Maya. Lesson files here:
This 3D modeling software tutorial shows you how to use the split polygon modeling tool in Maya. Learn how to use the split polygon tool to get full control over adding detail to your polygon object in Maya.
Say you want to bring two objects together so they automatically flow from one piece to the next in Autodesk Maya 8.5, well, then you're going to have to bridge them. Check out this video tutorial on how to do just that. Combine them, then bridge them. It's that simple. So, for easy 3D modeling, watch this Maya wizardry. You'll also see how to average vertices. One day, you'll make a very fine animated character, you'll see.
Learn how to use the UV texture editor in Maya to create tileable textures.
This video shows you how to activate and customize Maya to incremental save.
This tutorial explains how to create lip sync and facial animations in Maya on a figure. This is an important skill to have if you plan on becoming a character animator. Create lip sync animations in Maya.
Mastering the intricacies of 3D modeling in Maya can take a lifetime, or as close to a lifetime as anyone has had since Maya came out in. This video for Maya beginners will teach you the basics of modeling by walking you through modeling a toy rooster. The model doesn't look that great by the end, but you have to start somewhere, and we have more advanced tutorials available on the site if this seemed too easy for you, you Maya magnate you.
This Maya 7 video tutorial teaches you how to construct a metal shader in Maya 7 from Autodesk. This video is from the "Game Lighting and Color" course.
This tutorial shows you another method for using dynamic point constraints in Maya to create springs and things.
This tutorial is using text imported from Illustrator, but the ideas will work for any text curves or curves that you want to extrude into 3 dimensional objects. Learning how to extrude is a must for Maya beginners. Extrude Adobe Illustrator text in Maya.
In this New section We are going to learn about the texturing in Autodesk Maya. In this tutorial we will learn how to make an eye texture without using any external image or any kind of digital painting. Still we will manage to creat not so realistic but very convincing and customizable eye shader with the help of ramp in Autodesk Maya. Hope this technique will help you to create the same with very little expense. Eye Texture in Maya | Maya Texturing | Maya Shader | Texturing In Autodesk Maya...
Learn how to take an edge and spin it around a model using Maya 2011's Spin Edge tool. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using the Spin Edge tool in your own Maya 2011 projects, watch this free video guide.
In this 3D modeling software series you will learn how to model organically with polygons in Maya. For this example, you will learn how to model a dolphin.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to create creases and hard edges in Maya 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using the lessons imparted by this free video software tutorial yourself, watch this free video guide.
This tutorial covers the basics of how to subdivide polygons when 3D modeling in Maya 8.
Learn how to use the sculpt geometry tool to make modeling polygon surfaces much easier when doing 3D modeling in Maya.
Check out this two-part video tutorial on learning some components and polyprimitives of vertices in Autodesk Maya 8.5. You'll get the best info on geometry for 3D animation in this 3D modeling video. See how to scale, rotate, and move vertices of your built animated character in Maya.
Learn how to use and work with render layers in your Maya 2011 projects. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using render layers in your own Maya 2011 projects, watch this free video guide.
Smooth shading and make all the difference in the quality of your graphics - this is especially true with the increasingly popular HD video and computer formats. If you would like to know how to use Maya to smooth and shade your objects, follow along with this video. You will get a step by step walkthrough.
Did you know there is more than one way to mirror geometry in Maya? You are probably familiar with the newer mirror tool but there used to be another way to mirror your geometry. See how we used to kick it before some of these tools came around in the later versions of Maya. And, because newer isn't always better, sometimes we need this technique to get around Maya's bugginess.
Modeling software is a wonderful tool for experimenting with modifictions of a product first before building it in real life. Plus, it's just cool to build things virtually. This Maya software tutorial teaches you how to use basic lighting effects in Maya.
This series is easy enough for kids and adults but should be alot of fun for both that want to learn how to build and animate 3D characters. Jason Welsh teaches how to get all your software for free and setup for the students workflow for his tutorials..
Maya is arcane, complex, but incredibly powerful software. It is the industry standard for 3D modeling in games and film. This video for Maya beginners will teach you how to create a model of an airplane as a means of teaching you a lot of the basics of Maya. It is meant to be watched after the previous two tutorial series by the creator: modeling a chair and modeling a toy. It builds on the lessons therein, and watching the whole series will ensure that you learn more than you would have wat...
Learn how to manipulate NURBS surfaces using the Revolve, Extrude and Loft methods in Autodesk's Maya 3D modeling and animating software.
Learn how to navigate around inside the interface and specifically the viewport in Maya in this tutorial. This is great for Maya or 3D software beginners.
This is a really simple and tutorial that shows you how to quickly and uniformly scale components of an object in Maya. This video is definitely for beginners but still a great example of how to use the scale tools when modelling. Scale components in Maya.
In this tutorial you will learn how to setup a basic rig in Maya. Animation rigs are the bone and muscle structures used to animate and move characters and objects made in Maya. If you plan to make anything you model in Maya come to life, you will need to learn the basics of rigging. So watch this tutorial and get started building basic animation rigs in Maya.
The bouncing ball animation is a classic beginning point for animating in every 3D software package. This tutorial shows you how to do it in Maya. Part two will concentrate on keyframes. Part three will turn the bouncing ball into a character set. Part four will cover using the Trax editor when animating.
This tutorial shows you how to edit primitives, also known as box modeling, to create objects in Maya. This video is geared towards younger students new to Maya.
This video shows you how to assign textures to uv's on models in Maya. This is a traditional method but fundamental to understand. You'll be painting the textures on UVs using Photoshop.
This is the basic bone animation using a character set and the hypergraph within Maya. Geared for kids to learn 3D modeling and animating this video is great for beginners.
This tutorial shows you how to edit components in Maya by splitting the geometry. It is specific to polygonal modeling.
These videos will show you how to create a UV map in Autodesk Maya. Using the proper software and this human head model you will be able to follow the step-by-step instructions in this series of three videos and learn what UV mapping is and how it works.
This tutorial shows you how to generate normal maps to add depth to your textures in Maya.
This lesson shows you how to setup your viewports with reference for modeling in Maya.
Learn the most efficient and quick way to model a head with polygonal modeling. The proper edge flow is easy to achieve this way.
If you want to be a character animator, you should probably learn Maya, and definitely learn rigging. This tutorial shows you how to create muscle movement simulations (or muscle rigging) for any creature or character with bones.
Want to select a certain object and nothing else? This clip will show you how to use Maya 2011's selection mask feature to achieve just that. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For specifics, watch this free video guide.
Particles are a great world to explore. In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Alvaro Castaneda, well learn how to create particles in very simple ways in Maya. We also add collision objects gravity and render them in a liquid like mesh. Create particles and add collision objects in Maya.