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Cinematography: Maya

While Maya s cameras offer you a tremendous amount of creative freedom (even more than real-world cameras)^ their controls can be complex. This course helps you learn how to expertly adjust them. Aaron F. Ross covers viewport display^ controlling orthographic …

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Creating Cityscapes in Maya

Follow along with Adam Crespi as he designs^ models^ and renders a detailed cityscape with Maya. After gathering reference materials^ Adam designs the basic structure and components of the city in Adobe Illustrator^ generating reusable symbols to represent trees^ lights^ …

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Creating Game Environments in Maya and Photoshop

This course is a practical guide to constructing 3D buildings that can be used to populate video game environments. Author Adam Crespi starts with a gas station taken from a photograph—retrieving measurements and dimensions with modular blocking and planning techniques …

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Creating Product Shots in Maya

Creating virtual product shots reduces the need for photography. But those shots need to be accurately shaded^ lighted^ and rendered to seem realistic. That s when you turn to Maya. Its toolset for materials and lighting is almost limitless. In …

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Creating Shader Networks in Maya and mental ray

Dive deep into the Hypershade window and shader creation with Maya and the mental ray rendering engine. In this course^ author Aaron F. Ross shows how to create materials and shaders for 3D objects^ characters^ and landscapes^ with reflectivity^ transparency^ …

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Digital Creature Creation in ZBrush Photoshop and Maya

Watch as author Ryan Kittleson introduces the skills digital artists need to create photorealistic 3D creatures for film^ video^ and game production. This course covers basic design^ sculpting^ texturing^ posing^ and lighting and demonstrates real-world workflow^ starting with the basic …

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Digital Matte Painting 5: Camera Projection in Maya

What really makes a matte painting come to life? A technique called camera projection can transform a 2D matte painting—like the fiery castle built in previous installments of this series—into a 3D scene^ complete with a moving camera and shifting …

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Game Character Creation in Maya

Get a thorough overview of techniques for creating characters for video games or real-time rendered applications. Author Chris Reilly covers low-poly modeling^ texturing and animation^ using 3D model and texture assets created in Maya and Adobe Photoshop. The course also …

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Learning Maya LT

Maya LT is a 3D modeling and animation tool built especially for game makers^ offering a powerful set of creative tools and workflows for asset creation at a fraction of Maya s full price. This course covers the basics of …

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Learning Maya nCloth 2012

Take an in-depth look at nCloth^ the Maya toolkit for simulating high-resolution mesh cloth for 3D characters and animations. Author Aaron F. Ross explains the roles played by the various actors in an nCloth simulation^ including the nucleus solver^ nCloth …

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Learning mental ray in Maya

Meet mental ray^ the render engine of choice for many Maya users. In this course^ Brian Bradley covers the basic and not-so-basic features of this production-proven renderer. Brian introduces the mental ray workflow^ lighting tools^ global illumination toolset^ and the …

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Learning V-Ray for Maya

V-Ray for Maya is a powerful rendering software that allows you to have render-time subdivisions^ motion blur^ and depth of field in your renders. It also offers an innovative global illumination engine. This course covers all the key aspects of …

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