Introduction to Maya - Modeling Fundamentals Vol 1
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.
# 1 22-08-2005 , 08:03 AM
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Great tutorials by Kurt Boutilier

Hi, im a second year animation student at a college in South Africa. I just want to really thank Simply Maya and espesially Kurt Boutilier for fantasic tutorials. I am currently busy with his tree frog tutorial and am very pleased with the results. I am much more confidient with modelling now. I will post my work on the site the moment when I am done.

Thank you!!

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# 2 22-08-2005 , 08:11 AM
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I second that. The tutorials here are great, and Kurt's organic videos have really helped me. What I really like is the idea of using NURBS to rough out the shape. Modo is my preferred modeller, but there is no NURBS support, so I wasn't getting very far with organics. After watching Kurt's videos, I quickly make the shape out in Maya, convert it to polys, and then export it as an OBJ file, import into Modo, and I'm off.

The great thing is that the tools that Kurt uses are all available in Modo, so I can easily do what he does.

Thanks for the great videos, guys. Keep 'em conin'!


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# 3 22-08-2005 , 09:19 PM
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Hi, glad to hear that our tuts are helping new users learn how to get a handel on MAYA a little bit faster... Means a lot to me.

We have a lot of new things planed this year as well so watch out=).


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# 4 22-08-2005 , 09:29 PM
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Well, kurt, u are probably a miracle, something like Jesus or even GOD with modelling. (WOW, I'm really impressed with my crazynessuser added image)


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# 5 22-08-2005 , 09:41 PM
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Hey Kurt, didn't you used to be in Edmonton?


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# 6 23-08-2005 , 01:05 AM
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Ya lived in edmonton for almost 2 years,,, now back where i was born now building a house...


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# 7 23-08-2005 , 01:30 AM
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Wow, that's awesome. I wish I was old enough to afford to build a new house. user added image

Hey, have you considered being a judge for the Alberta Skills competition next year in Edmonton for 3D animation? I was there this year with my friend. Unfortunately, we couldn't finish because the computer we used had some technical diffulties, namely freezing during batch rendering.
If you decide to be there next year, I'll be able to meet you user added image


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# 8 23-08-2005 , 08:23 PM
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# 9 23-10-2005 , 05:36 PM
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I wanna 10x Kurt Boutilier too. I'm 18 years old and I'm from Bulgaria. For those who dont know Bulgaria is pretty poor country and I dont have money to pay for the tutorials. I download with 3-4kb/s and yet i've downloaded 400MB, the last 4 days. I'm mayafanathic (if there is such a word user added image) and I'm really addicted now... So the free tutorials that Kurt made mean very much to me. Once again thanks Kurt Boutilier for being such a good guy. user added image

# 10 26-10-2005 , 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by slaavi
I wanna 10x Kurt Boutilier too. I'm 18 years old and I'm from Bulgaria. For those who dont know Bulgaria is pretty poor country and I dont have money to pay for the tutorials. I download with 3-4kb/s and yet i've downloaded 400MB, the last 4 days. I'm mayafanathic (if there is such a word user added image) and I'm really addicted now... So the free tutorials that Kurt made mean very much to me. Once again thanks Kurt Boutilier for being such a good guy. user added image

user added image 3-4kb/sec? wow...

today I was gettin mad because my downloads were droppin below 400kb/sec.. lol and I actually hit a record high of 650/sec

but that's of course, you're over there... kinda sucks.. I would know.. I lived there for 12 years user added image

-Emo

# 11 04-11-2005 , 02:53 PM
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i also agree, its because of kurt and his help that i've managed to produce great results in 3d, results that got me into EA Academy in the UK.


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texturingpart8sp.zip 41.24 MB in 9.77 seconds (4,547.0 KB/s)

Just to really piss everyone off.

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