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Breaking the Bank - Bifrost, Bullet, nDynamics, Fluid

by David James Software: Maya 2015

In this tutorial we create a complex simulation using four of the main dynamics engines found in Maya. We start by shattering geometry, followed by s...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Bullet physics
  • Bifrost
  • nDynamics
  • Fluids

Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 2

by David James Software: Maya 2015

In this tutorial we take a look at creating the UV maps and the environment for the Spach-Alspaugh House. We cover many topics like UV mapping and bak...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Creating trees, bushes and grass in Maya with Paint FX
  • UV mapping and baking displacement
  • Particle systems
  • Ivy generation

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 2
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 1
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 2
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 3
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 2
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 4
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 2
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 5

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

by David James Software: Maya 2015

In this tutorial we create a Dalek assault claw, covering a variety of hard surface modeling techniques in Maya. Topics include curves, extrusions alo...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Modeling with curves
  • Repurposing smooth geometry
  • Contour rendering in Maya

Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 1

by David James Software: Maya 2015

In this tutorial we take a look at creating the Spach-Alspaugh House. We use a variety of modeling techniques with polygons, NURBS and curves to creat...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Cutting up architectural blueprints
  • House modeling in Maya with polygons, NURBS and curves
  • Roof tiling

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 1
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 2
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 1
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 3
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 1
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 4
Maya Tutorial: Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 1
Spach-Alspaugh House and Environment Volume 5

VRay 3 Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom

by David James Software: Maya 2015, Vray 3

In this tutorial we cover the shading, lighting and rendering of the bedroom scene in VRay. We look at how to create realistic materials, using the VR...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • VRay Global illumination
  • VRay Materials
  • VRay Render elements
  • Volumetric lighting

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: VRay 3 Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom
Interiors and Furniture - Modeling and Cloth
Maya Tutorial: VRay 3 Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom
Headus UVLayout

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

by David James Software: Maya 2015

In this tutorial we cover the shading, lighting and rendering of the bedroom scene in Mental Ray. We take a look at a couple of different lighting sce...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Daytime lighting
  • Nighttime lighting
  • Render Passes
  • Volumetric lighting

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR
Interiors and Furniture - Modeling and Cloth
Maya Tutorial: Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR
Headus UVLayout

Headus UVLayout

by David James Software: Headus UVLayout

In this tutorial we cover Headus UVLayout. We UV four objects from our scene, and take a look at the different techniques of UV mapping. The main ...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • UV layout for interiors
  • Bringing UV's from Headus to Maya

Interiors and Furniture - Modeling and Cloth

by David James Software: Maya 2014 / Marvelous Designer

Join us as we take you through the creation of interiors in Maya and Marvelous Designer. This tutorial focuses on teaching a variety of techniques...

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Points of interest in this tutorial:

  • Arch-Viz in Maya
  • Modeling furniture in Maya
  • Cloth simulation in Marvelous Designer

Other tutorials in this series:

Maya Tutorial: Interiors and Furniture - Modeling and Cloth
Headus UVLayout
Maya Tutorial: Interiors and Furniture - Modeling and Cloth
Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR
Maya Tutorial: Interiors and Furniture - Modeling and Cloth
VRay 3 Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom

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