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Beginner's Guide to Maya
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Released Mar 1, 2011
In this series of free Maya tutorials we will be teaching you the essential workflows, terms and techniques to help you get started with Maya.

We will start off by learning how to navigate through the Maya interface, and moving the Maya virtual cameras. We will then explore many critical aspects of Maya, such as creating and manipulating primitive objects, understanding the various components of Maya geometry, animating objects in Maya, working with lights and shadows, adding materials and textures to our scenes, rendering out animated sequences, and many other concepts that will help you get a solid foundational understanding of Maya and it's capabilities.

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