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[http://wiki.ecuad.ca/index.php/Software_Tutorials Software Tutorials]
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''return to [[Software Tutorials]]''<br>
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autodesk_Maya Autodesk Maya on Wikipedia]
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Maya is used widely in the film and gaming industries. <br>
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{| style="width:800px;text-align:left;"
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!Maya Instructors
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!Studios in Vancouver using Maya
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*'''[http://www.connect.ecuad.ca/people/profile/146083 Woonam Kim]''' - ''[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1619361/ IMDb]''
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*'''[http://www.connect.ecuad.ca/people/profile/14431 Bob McAfee]''' - ''[https://www.youtube.com/user/instructorbob on Youtube]''
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*'''[http://www.connect.ecuad.ca/people/profile/14120 Ruben Moller]''' - ''[http://www.rueproductions.com/ RueProductions]''
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*'''[https://www.connect.ecuad.ca/people/profile/61538 Vanessa Schwartz]''' - ''[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0777474/ IMDb]''
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[http://digitaldomain.com/ Digital Domain]<br>
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[http://bardel.ca/ Bardel Entertainment]<br>
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[http://www.capcomvancouver.com/ Capcom Vancouver]<br>
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[http://www.ea.com/locations/vancouver Electronic Arts Vancouver]<br>
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[http://www.rainmaker.com/ Rainmaker Entertainment]<br>
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[http://www.methodstudios.com/ Method Studios] <br>
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[http://www.archiactinteractive.com/ Archiact Interactive]
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==Basics==
 
==Basics==
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7p1XROYzY8 - 2015 absolute basics<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7p1XROYzY8 Maya 2015 Basics]<br>
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHmAXsicpLK2EHMZo5_BtDA - maya learning channel<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHmAXsicpLK2EHMZo5_BtDA Maya Learning Channel]<br>
  
 
==Modelling==
 
==Modelling==
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpu9kOlaz8o - fundamentals - archway<br>
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{| style="width:800px;text-align:left;"
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!<u>Facial Modelling</u>
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!<u>Character Modelling</u>
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!<u>Hard Body Modelling</u>
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'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIcH-zvjNvw&list=PLbiD0wP4uRbMYPzxxQdyNFQ7KfZks_6CH Facial Modelling Playlist]'''<br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb4wv7wldyM Preparing reference images]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvqqQ8s9ETY Setting up reference planes in Maya]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRfVqT5iDUw The Eye]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivwqicUhYUc The Mouth]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq3iCEV2obg The Nose]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0GGZtuECgs The Ear]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8qvS27oMGc The Cranium]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJIREqf2nE0 Merging the head pieces]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2KZpsBsnGA The Neck]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A31m-8HUCRQ Model Cleanup]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXJoATSGPrE Creating Eye Detail]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW2EYUC6VVA Creating Mouth Detail]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opCj2u97630 Ear Refinement]
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'''[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbiD0wP4uRbPFF2G0vqOKtHpoxgRLFcUt John Oliver Project Playlist]'''<br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPFgxDPBJq0 Scene Setup]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vsH-clYAX0 Blocking out the body]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZprO4XnBBc Blocking out the body pt. 2]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82WEo7ptoWg The Hand]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soNyldqz1zE The Head]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNVj9MtUmaE The Head pt. 2]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTMvaoVY378 The Head pt. 3]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16TSCINLTZU The Head pt. 4]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaCXWiJP4Oc UVing the body]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAijvAMKjo4 UVing the body pt. 2]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkhUF-qbAfk UVing pt. 3]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkYIFAN2224 Final UV layout]
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'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv8_1TE0cAE&list=PLbiD0wP4uRbMgm7xtBzFRyJ4ubypqnK21 Robotic Claw Playlist]'''
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ76RioK2Ec Cobra blocking]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHq2rw9mU3c Cobra blocking pt. 2]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-9djM6eXXI Tweaking NURBS]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cearXVX6U0 Booleans]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyug-1AesMg Booleans cleanup]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwsQkZOcr2g Booleans cleanup pt. 2]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mHTjzhil4c Curve Projections]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7TR_A6aMjI Curve Projections pt. 2]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRm7LYoPYVs Trunk Cleanup]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGs47JgLFts Door Cleanup]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWUpfAaMtTo Hood Cleanup]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yURv56KwK4 Hood Cleanup pt. 2]
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'''Architectural'''<br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpu9kOlaz8o Modelling an Archway]<br>
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==Texturing==
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{| border="0" style="width:800px;text-align:left;"
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV2Tq4t1V_Y Warping a Facial Texture]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnyU8SkZIeQ Tweaking a Facial Texture]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGbxKGB9v3g Tweaking a Facial Texture pt 2.]<br>
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==Rigging==
 
==Rigging==
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV4XRgmTynY&list=PL8hZ6hQCGHMXKqaX9Og4Ow52jsU_Y5veH - part 1 of maya learning channel series on rigging<br>
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'''Introduction'''<br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV4XRgmTynY&list=PL8hZ6hQCGHMXKqaX9Og4Ow52jsU_Y5veH Maya Learning Rigging Playlist]
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*[http://www.bzppro.com/tutorials/ BZP Pro Smart-Skinner]
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*[http://www.animationstudios.com.au/#!advanced-skeleton-download/wfrjc Advanced Animation Rig (free)]
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'''Case Studies'''<br>
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<u>Creating an Eye Rig</u><br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq_wIJw33_s Eye Rig - Constraints]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltrp1SEcvcw Pupils]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZaxonWmMsY Eye Lids pt. 1]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp-tPL32gCM Eye Lids pt. 2]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ucSEWL1Uz4 Eye Blend Shapes]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtMPy30E_Bs Eye Squash and Cleanup]
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<u>Rigging a Gecko</u><br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eS2qdNKnmA Creating the Joints]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md7QRVLXJXo Creating a Stretchy Spine]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylNtMLMXpc Dynamic Tail]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cioUwYHjgBk Head Control]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDRB7crHsRs Foot Control]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e6W9vbFMEc Checking the Rig]
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<u>Rigging a Beetle</u><br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72dFV6WTSKo Rigging, Part 1]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmUoRqzjbbc Rigging, Part 2]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8W8pioqD20 Leg Rigging]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA4R8uXH8js Body Rigging]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-2gZrPQr9c Rig Cleanup]
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<u>Creating Blendshapes</u><br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2ADYMnjFNY Preparing for Blendshapes]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPSmwZ7x1n0 Creating Blendshapes]
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<u>Humanoid Rigging</u><br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDi228rRhMQ Creating the Skeleton]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vvx5kJkwxU Skinning and Weighting]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmDbGJdEDwM Foot Rig]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx-Wfr1zvN0 Back and Head Rig]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwiVSZed6FU Hand Rig]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_acvY0soAo Thumb Rig]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL3XKnuOq1E Rig Cleanup]
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==Animation==
 
==Animation==
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlfEvTC_Fa8 Animating a Gecko Walk Cycle]<br>
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[[Triple Null Rig]]
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'''[http://files.davidoreilly.com/downloads/EXTW_rigs.zip Free Character Rigs from David OReilly]''' - ''[http://blog.davidoreilly.com/post/45930207387/extw-rigs READ ME]''
  
 
==MEL Scripting==
 
==MEL Scripting==
[[MEL Scripting]]<br>
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Example Scripts
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;[[Animation Handle Creator]]<br>
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:A script for creating three null animation handle.
  
 
==Particles==
 
==Particles==
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==Lighting and Rendering==
 
==Lighting and Rendering==
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dg9bi9fCe8 - basic lighting<br>
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*[[Render Optimization]]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKmJt3VzrtA - image based lighting<br>
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'''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_Ray Mental Ray]'''
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSfUAsIQLec - cinematic lighting (ambient occlusion)<br>
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*[https://blog.mentalray.com/2015/05/04/introducing-mental-ray-for-maya-2016-render-settings/ Introduction to Maya 2016 Mental Ray Render Settings]
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*[https://blog.mentalray.com/2015/06/11/adjusting-quality-in-maya-2016/ Quality Settings in Maya 2016 Mental Ray]
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'''VRay'''<br>
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*[[VRay]] Materials<br>
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*[http://docs.chaosgroup.com/display/VRAY2MAYA/V-Ray+2.0+for+Maya+Help+Home VRay Help Doc]<br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4sAPxIMR6s Rendering Vray w/ Bob]
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;Exposing Mental Ray Production Shaders
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:Run this MEL command in your MEL bar:
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:optionVar -intValue MIP_SHD_EXPOSE 1;
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQGhqrMOOO8 Basic Lighting]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKmJt3VzrtA Image Based Lighting]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSfUAsIQLec Ambient Occlusion]<br>
  
 
==Advanced Techniques==
 
==Advanced Techniques==
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==Useful Plug-ins and Add-ons==
 
==Useful Plug-ins and Add-ons==
 
[https://apps.autodesk.com/MAYA/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3Aautodeskmayabonustools2014%3Aen Maya Bonus Tools] Expand Maya functionality with tools like: randomize transform, duplicate object over mesh. Full description of features in link.<br>
 
[https://apps.autodesk.com/MAYA/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3Aautodeskmayabonustools2014%3Aen Maya Bonus Tools] Expand Maya functionality with tools like: randomize transform, duplicate object over mesh. Full description of features in link.<br>
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[http://www.braverabbit.de/ideform/ iDeform] A set of 3 essential tools. iDisplace, iCollide and iSkinDeform <br>
 
[http://www.bzppro.com/tutorials/ BZP pro smart skinner]<br>
 
[http://www.bzppro.com/tutorials/ BZP pro smart skinner]<br>
 
[http://www.animationstudios.com.au/#!advanced-skeleton-download/wfrjc Advanced Animation Rig (free)]<br>
 
[http://www.animationstudios.com.au/#!advanced-skeleton-download/wfrjc Advanced Animation Rig (free)]<br>
[http://www.braverabbit.de/ideform/ iDeform]
 

Latest revision as of 15:59, 26 October 2021

return to Software Tutorials
Autodesk Maya on Wikipedia Maya is used widely in the film and gaming industries.

Maya Instructors Studios in Vancouver using Maya

Digital Domain
Bardel Entertainment
Capcom Vancouver
Electronic Arts Vancouver
Rainmaker Entertainment
Method Studios
Archiact Interactive


Contents

Basics

Maya 2015 Basics
Maya Learning Channel

Modelling

Facial Modelling Character Modelling Hard Body Modelling

Facial Modelling Playlist

John Oliver Project Playlist

Robotic Claw Playlist

Architectural

Texturing

Warping a Facial Texture
Tweaking a Facial Texture
Tweaking a Facial Texture pt 2.

Rigging

Introduction

Case Studies
Creating an Eye Rig

Rigging a Gecko

Rigging a Beetle

Creating Blendshapes

Humanoid Rigging

Animation

Animating a Gecko Walk Cycle
Triple Null Rig

Free Character Rigs from David OReilly - READ ME

MEL Scripting

Example Scripts

Animation Handle Creator
A script for creating three null animation handle.

Particles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4mEBkwpYWU - intro to particles maya 2015

Lighting and Rendering

Mental Ray

VRay

Exposing Mental Ray Production Shaders
Run this MEL command in your MEL bar:
optionVar -intValue MIP_SHD_EXPOSE 1;

Basic Lighting
Image Based Lighting
Ambient Occlusion

Advanced Techniques

http://docs.autodesk.com/MAYAUL/2015/ENU/AdvancedTechniques/index.html#!/url=./files/landing_page.htm - ncloth, nparticles, muscle (text with included assets)

Useful Plug-ins and Add-ons

Maya Bonus Tools Expand Maya functionality with tools like: randomize transform, duplicate object over mesh. Full description of features in link.
iDeform A set of 3 essential tools. iDisplace, iCollide and iSkinDeform
BZP pro smart skinner
Advanced Animation Rig (free)