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Understand the fundamentals of Maya
Students are introduced to the Maya interface and philosophy, as well as 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, and animation. Lectures cover the application of these tools in the VFX, game, and animation industries. Students will work on multiple projects throughout the course. *Note: Students qualify for a free 3-year Educational license from Autodesk. Please visit their site for more details.
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Lectures by David Mooy
A longtime veteran of the industry, David began his career illustrating car accidents for the courtroom, which led to illustrating the gruesome injuries caused, which led to illustrating surgical procedures, which led to working on the VFX for dozens of fancy car commercials! This led to VFX work on a wide variety of films, ride films, TV series, and more commercials--which then led to modeling for five Disney animated features and four Disney “apps.” All of this led to his current career as a freelance consultant, modeler, and technical artist for companies working in advertising, design, VFX, games, VR, and big oil. And now all of that has led to doing one of the things he enjoys doing most: teaching.
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Nov 5, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019
Cody Grech/ Fall 2017
Awesome teacher, would take other classes taught by David without giving it second thought. Very knowledgeable and friendly, assignments are paced very well, lots of great info that is useful with real applications.
Laura Meijer / Fall 2017
David Mooy (Intro to Maya) talks relaxed and doesn't sound rushed which is a big plus for students who are not native English speakers.
Brittney Rose / Summer 2017
He was great and very helpful!
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