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The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials - Smashing Magazine

The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials - Smashing Magazine
Advertisement Ever wonder how animated films like Ice Age are made? Maya is the answer. Maya (or Autodesk Maya, having recently been acquired by Autodesk) is powerful 3D modeling, animation, texturing, rendering and visual effects software. Maya was developed for the film industry and is now being used for design, visual effects, games, film, animation, visualization and simulation. The most significant thing that sets it apart from other 3D packages — and the reason it is used so widely in these major industries — is that it is highly customizable. Below, we feature tutorials that address most Maya-related topics for beginners and advanced users. For Beginners Poly Head Modeling Box Modeling a Male Brief tutorial on the box-modeling technique. Low Poly Character In this tutorial, you will see how to create a low poly character in 3D. Real-Time Character Modeling Modeling a real-time character. Subdivision Surfaces Use subdivision surfaces to model a character in Maya. Tennis Ball Fur Related:  maya3D Tutorials, Inspirations, and Resources

Blizzard's Warcraft - The Night Elf Here is the long awaited tute on her eyes. When rendering something like a human face, it's still more a task of using my observation skills and there is much less depending on the software itself to give me that pleasing render. When I started making material for the Elf's eyeballs, I looked at a great many photographs with similar lighting conditions to that which I used in my scene, so I’d already imagined what the final result should look like. I made the material for the eyes reflective, but not too much so. For a better close-up, it’s probably a better idea to use a light-emitting image for some more believable details. Here is a picture of the light-emitting objects in the scene.

Maya tutorials: 40 awesome projects to try today Autodesk Maya is one of the go-to packages for serious 3D artists, with its advanced tools and high-end plugins, this software is capable of creating some incredible impressive 3D art to add to your design portfolio. The Maya tutorials on this page will help to demystify its core features and improve your skills. Let's have some fun... 01. How to design an animated hero Scott Raymond shares his process for animating Bink, a curious little seafaring creature, for Eric Miller Animation Studios' web series. 02. Creating different environments is exciting, but to make them believable it's key to study your references. 03. This free Maya tutorial video by Shane Whittington will teach you all the basics of Maya 2016, starting with the tools and user interface. 04. If you sign up to Pluralight with a demo account you can watch select lessons and courses for free, including this beginner's guide to Maya. 05. 2D sketching in Maya 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. Fur and hair are always tricky to attempt in 3D.

82 Earth-Shattering ZBrush Tutorials This is my most epic CGtuts+ Roundup to date! I got 82 ZBrush tutorials for all you Pixologic fanatics out there, so get ready and noobs and experts alike, cuz there is something for each and every one of you today! ZBrush Basics Series (30 Tutorials) In this HUGE 30 tutorial series, you will be able to get yourself up to speed in ZBrush.... and then you can think about tackling what is to come in the rest of this roundup. Making of Matrouk In this eleven page tutorial, Yousef Ikhreis shares his knowledge and experience through the process of making his character, Matrouk. Speed Sculpting a Vampire Watch Glauco B. Modeling of the Dinosaur Watch how Damir G. Creating Quick Cloth In this short 5 minute tutorial, learn how to use a simple but powerful tool through which you can simulate a cloth. Worm Head We've got 4 videos of Johnny D'Artiste's speed sculpt of an alien type worm head. Modeling The Punisher Baking ZBrush Materials to Texture Maps Back and Forth Between ZBrush and 3ds Max ZSpheres

Kinect Motion Capture Tutorial Tutorial 4 : Kinect Motion Capture Recording and Cleanup Disclaimer: This guide was created by Reuben Fleming, a free-lance Animator and 3d Artist. does not own this guide. Rather, by us sharing this in this in our website, we would like to share Reuben Fleming’s work to aid the Kinect community in better understanding the Motion Capture feature of the Kinect. For this tutorial you’ll need a PC, a copy of Motionbuilder and a b. You’ll also need to go to this site: Calibrate the tracking software so you can see white dots over your body. 1: Capture a take in Motionbuilder. 2: Once you’ve captured your animation turn off the live option in the Kinect device and create an Actor (See tutorial 2 for more info on actor creation and editing) 3: Find a pose in your animation that’s quite neutral then move, scale and rotate the Actor into place so it matches the Kinect skeleton (Tip: Try and rotate limbs on a local axis. 7: Check the active tick box.

Making of Ferrari F2 500 Hi all. My name is Ishak Khan; I’m a 20 year old visual effects student from Singapore, currently in my final year. I have always love Ferrari cars be it the new ones or the old ones. Getting Started Compile as much reference materials you can find on the internet or if the object you want to model is near you, photograph it. Modeling Before I start modeling, I would like to share a very basic thing while modeling hard surface objects. The integrity of the shapes holds better with supporting edges. While modeling automotives, I usually like to start with the tires, because it is the most prominent feature of any automobile. Here, I created a series of spokes for the car wheels. 360 divided by 16 (number of spokes you want) equals to 22.5 (degree in rotation).

100+ Maya 3D Tutorials For Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Users When it comes to high-end 3d computer graphics and 3d modeling software package, Autodesk Maya is always one of application to be considered. Maya plays an important role in the 3d visualization and animation industry and they are top choices for many designers on large or small-scale production. Pin it If you are looking to picking up Maya to design your 3d models, this article is for you. We’ve collected more than 100 useful Maya 3D tutorials, ranging from beginner level to intermediate and advanced users. For Beginners Flying Butterfly Animation – Tutorial for BeginnersThis tutorial will teach you to make a simple butterfly and animate it. Animate a Logo Forming from Particles in MayaIn this tutorial Abed Ibrahim will walk you through the process of creating an animated logo using particles in Maya, and then reverse the rendered animation in any video editing software of your choice. Create a coin 3D modelThis tutorial will show you how to create very realistic coin using only maya 3d.

Ryan Ellis Create Film-Like Animations with Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects Step 1: Create Your Composition Before you do anything else, it’s extremely important to plan out your scene. First, make sure you’re happy with the overall composition. This will give you a better idea of the scene and will keep you on track toward your goal. It will also make it easier to flesh things out later on. For this closing shot, we were as specific as we could be- we sketched out the landscape and environment all the way down to the placement of the flowers and where each would land. Step 2: Create a Matte Painting Once you have your composition laid out, it’s time for matte painting. Step 3: Break the Matte into Layers Group the layers so that the different elements of the matte are kept together. Step 4: Import the Matte into Maya and Set Up the Scale of the Landscape Import the matte layers on surface shaders into Maya and place each one on a plane. Step 5: Use Camera Projection to Set Up the 3D Elements and Replace Your Foreground Step 9: Composite Elements and Add Effects

tips and tricks for Mudbox, Maya and mental ray tutorials Thanks to Nelson Cruz for his help writing this document. Installing Nvidia Driver Download the driver from nvidia web Make note of the download location and move it to the desktop Step 1: Disabling nouveau Go to Application > System Tools > Terminal Type : Su - Enter your root passwordType: gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: Add the line blacklist nouveau Save and quit back to the shell as root, type: gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf Add the line rdblacklist=nouveau vga=31B At the end of the kernel line (make sure to expand the gedit to see the line end) Note: 1600×1200 – 346 1280×1024 – 31B 1400×1050 – 348 1024×768 – 318 800×600 – 315 Save and quit back to the shell as root,type: yum install binutils You will be asked to “confirm” a few times Enter Y for yes. At the end you should get: Complete! Step 2: Install missing packages Back to the shell as root, type:yum install gcc yum install kernel-devel Restart. To launch the UI, type: startx