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Maya 8.5 Fundamentals Course

7.5hrs (86 Lessons) 2007-11-09

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Maya is the world's most powerful integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering software. That's why top feature film, animation and video artists, game developers, visualization professionals, Web and print designers rely on Maya. And because Maya is based on an open architecture, all your work can be scripted or programmed using a well-documented and comprehensive API (application programming interface), or the embedded MEL scripting language. In this VTC course, John Park - Character Technical Director with Walt Disney Animation Studios, teaches the fundamentals of Maya 8.5, while showing "practical" examples on how to streamline your workflow. To begin learning, click on one of the movie links.

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  • Course: Maya 8.5 Fundamentals
  • Author: John Park
  • SKU: 33819
  • ISBN: 1-934743-26-7
  • Work Files: Yes
  • Captions: For Online University members only
  • Subject: Animation & 3D
  • The first 3 chapters of courses are available to play for FREE (first chapter only for QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses). Just click on the movie link to play a lesson.
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Introduction

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New in Maya 8.5 (03:54)

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Getting Around
Interface Tour (07:41)

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Selection (03:13)

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Shader Basics (06:12)

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Point Lights (04:53)

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Render Settings (06:47)

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Diving In
Outliner (05:24)

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Hotkeys pt. 1 (05:34)

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Hotkeys pt. 2 (02:15)

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Component Mode (04:50)

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Geometry types (05:43)

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Spotlights (05:06)

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Camera Basics (05:51)

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Building Detail
Hypergraph (06:21)

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Curve Editing (06:54)

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Revolves (06:06)

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Lofting (06:44)

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Graph Editor (05:46)

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Texture Maps (05:48)

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Depth Maps (04:46)

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Soft Shadows (06:05)

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Gobos pt. 1 (06:18)

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Gobos pt. 2 (03:03)

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Adding Depth
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Extrude Face (06:48)

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Split Polygon (02:55)

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Bump Maps (05:53)

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Transparency (06:30)

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Making Connections

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OptiFX (05:49)

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Text (04:18)

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Beyond Basics
Show By Type (05:27)

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3D Paint (07:11)

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End
Wrap Up (02:00)

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Credits

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