Course overview Course overview
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 can qualify for a free Educational license from Autodesk. Please download the course syllabus and visit the Autodesk site for more details. Proof of enrollment can be provided upon request.
Intro to Maya WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
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Your journey starts here
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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Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021
Awesome teacher—I 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.
David Mooy speaks in a relaxed manner and doesn't sound rushed, which is a big plus for students who are not native English speakers.
He was great and very helpful!
David presented the material in a very easy to understand way and the course itself was definitely a good kickstart into learning the basics of Maya.
Mr. David Mooy, is a great instructor. Really shows that he loves teaching, and can teach effectively.
David is really a great teacher, one of the best I've ever had
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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
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Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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