Tutorial Overview

This course will look at the fundamentals of modeling in Maya with an emphasis on creating good topology. We'll look at what makes a good model in Maya and why objects are modeled in the way they are. We'll start from a variety of primitive shapes and curves to create several Lego blocks. Starting out simply, we then progress to the more complex bricks. You'll learn how to smooth objects, how to maintain quaded geometry, why edge flow is important, how to cut holes in complex surfaces and how to fully merge different objects together.

Modeling something badly in Maya is not hard. Doing it in a way that the objects you produce are useful for animation, simulation, and rendering is a lot more complicated. There is a lot more to creating a model in Maya than getting something that looks good in the viewport, and in this course we'll try and show you why, and how to avoid the pitfalls.

Other tutorials in this series

Introduction to Maya - Modeling Fundamentals Vol 2
Introduction to Maya - Rendering in Arnold

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Lesson Pack 2 3 66 Minutes 552 Mb
Lesson Pack 3 3 64 Minutes 474 Mb
Lesson Pack 4 3 104 Minutes 891 Mb
Lesson Pack 5 2 40 Minutes 404 Mb
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  • Length: 5 hours and 44 minutes
  • Software: Maya 2017
  • Format: 1080p HD
  • Download Price: 23.95
  • Video Credits: 14

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