Welcome to the first of five video tutorials in Autodesk Maya, an award-winning 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering application for Mac, Windows and Linux.
Over the next few weeks we willÂ introduce you to basicÂ modeling, rendering and animation in Maya. Aimed at theÂ beginnersÂ we will stick to the basics, enough to get those interested in learning maya get going fast. We recommend to explore Maya yourself after each tutorial trying to learn some of the features we show at the videos. I also feel it’s important to mention that because IÂ thoughtÂ myself maya without books or instructions but by pure experimentation, those already familiar with Maya may find that some ways I suggest doing things might not be the best and fastest. There are many ways to do things in Maya and whilst this may be theÂ beautyÂ of Maya it can also be slightly confusing when trying to figure out the best way to attack the problem. I hope that my way will nevertheless provide you enough skills to pick up the basics of maya fast. We will do the following 5 video tutorials:
1. Interface Overview | 2.Â ModelingÂ |Â 3. RenderingÂ |Â 4. AnimationÂ |Â 5. Dynamics.
You can download theÂ 30-Day Trial of Maya here.
For more tutorials on Maya seeÂ www.learning-maya.com
Note also that Maya has extensive help files which can be accessed using your web browser here (Mac).
Subjects briefly covered in this tutorial are:
Windows / Views
Procedural Modeling / History
Project Folders / Saving Files
Overview of Window/Maya Settings
Length: 30 min
Please enjoy the video and if you have any questions, feel free to post comments below.
Posted on: 27/04/2009