What you will learn
This in-depth Introduction to Maya 2014 tutorial is designed to help you get a solid understanding of the core features found in Maya, and help you to ease your transition into this very powerful program.
Over the course of these lessons, you'll have a chance to learn about different aspects of Maya from several of our tutors here at Digital-Tutors.
Digital-Tutors is the worlds largest resource for Autodesk training, and for over 10 years, we've had the honor and the privilege of teaching some of the top artists and studios all around the world. And for the next several hours, we'll be giving you the most structured, well-rounded, and easiest-to-follow Maya training to help you get up and running with Maya 2014.
In the first portion of this tutorial, we'll be getting you familiar with some of the vocabulary and foundational skills that you'll need in order to begin moving around and working in Maya. From there, we'll move into exploring some of the modeling features found in Maya, and we'll begin building the aircraft that will be our central project for the remainder of this course.
Then, we'll go deeper into Maya and take you through the entire process of adding textures and materials to the vehicle, basic rigging, adding animated movement and animation controls, adding dynamics, and finally we'll learn how to add lights, shadows, and output our final animated sequence.