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- Total Time 3 hr, 4 min
- Lessons 10
- Attachments 2
- Exercises 69
10 Lessons in This Course
12 minFREE3D Design lesson 1Free7 CQ
Learn the fundamentals of working with planars, then discover how to create a flat, planar surface with a boundary curve in this Maya lesson.
18 min3D Design lesson 210 CQ
The boundary tool in Maya allows you to use curves to create surfaces. Learn how to properly use and adjust the settings of this essential tool in this lesson.
20 min3D Design lesson 311 CQ
The square tool in Maya lets you create a surface from four curves. Learn how to use it, and see how it's both similar to and different from the boundary tool.
17 min3D Design lesson 49 CQ
Do you want to create dimensional shapes from curves made in Maya? Learn how to use and adjust the settings of the revolve tool to create elaborate shapes.
19 min3D Design lesson 510 CQ
The loft tool in Maya allows you to loft a surface, or create a stretched surface, between two or more curves. Learn how to use and adjust it in this lesson.
17 min3D Design lesson 69 CQ
In this lesson with Michael McKinley from Maya Toolbelt, learn how to use the bevel tool in Maya and adjust its settings in the Bevel Tool Options dialog box.
26 min3D Design lesson 714 CQ
The bevel plus tool in Maya is similar to the regular bevel tool, but it creates a solid shape from a curve with even more styling options. Learn how to use it!
11 min3D Design lesson 86 CQ
The extrude tool in Maya allows you to extrude a surface from a curve. Learn how to use the distance and flat style settings to control dimensional objects.
12 min3D Design lesson 97 CQ
Creating and controlling the appearance of tubes in Maya is a great skill for digital artists and animators. Learn how to use the extrude tool to make them.
28 min3D Design lesson 1015 CQ
In this lesson, learn how to differentiate and create a birail 1, birail 2, and birail 3+ in Maya. Then, explore the settings options to configure each.
13228 min13-part Animation course120 CQ
If you know the basics of Maya 3D animation software, it's time to build skill through practice—by animating a spaceship in flight! This course includes model files, so you can focus on animation.
12195 min12-part Animation course103 CQ
This course from digital animator Michael McKinley introduces the basic concepts, tools, and techniques that will help you begin your journey into the world of 3D animation using Maya.
20223 min20-part 3D Design course122 CQ
Whether you’re into game modeling, film animation, or TV production, this comprehensive course offers the necessary skills to master Maxon’s gold standard for modeling and animation software: Cinema 4D. Learn how to use modeling tools, UV mapping, BodyPaint 3D (Maxon’s texture and sculpture tool), and camera lighting to create useful and realistic models. At the end of this course, apply your new skills to produce a virtual replica of the iPhone 4s!with JDO
Whether you’re into game modeling, film animation, or TV production, this comprehensive course offers the necessary skills to master Maxon’s gold standard for modeling and animation software: Cinema 4D. Learn how to use modeling tools, UV mapping, BodyPaint 3D (Maxon’s texture and sculpture tool), and camera lighting to create useful and realistic models. At the end of this course, apply your new skills to produce a virtual replica of the iPhone 4s!
10184 min10-part 3D Design course98 CQ
Learn the basics of constructing mesh surfaces in this Autodesk Maya course. Discover how to use fundamental surface tools to create planar surfaces, tubes, revolved shapes, birails, and more.
43495 min43-part 3D Design course270 CQ
This comprehensive course from 3D designer Yuval Dorfman demonstrates, step by step, how to create a 3D rendering of a house from an architectural drawing, including textures and its environment.
457 min4-part 3D Design course31 CQ
Have you ever wanted to design Minecraft characters that reflect the original design of the game? In this brief course for Autodesk 3ds Max animation beginners, create a Minecraft Steve character rig!
9108 min9-part 3D Design course59 CQ
In this course, learn how to use Blender to model a spaceship, and add it to footage as a realistic looking animation. Learn modeling and motion tracking tips for convincing sci-fi special effects!