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.
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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This course provided just the right balance between breadth and depth, to develop the foundational skills and knowledge needed to take learning on in a range of disciplines from modelling, to rigging, animation or even procedural modeling.
With zero background and technical knowledge in the beginning, this course really helped me to understand the fundamentals of 3D modeling and Maya.
While I had some experience with Maya before, the course really expanded on it with useful tips and it explored areas of the software that I hadn’t used before which made it very interesting!
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.
I was brand new in Maya, the course has given me a great foundation, I’m already confident to make simple models aside from the course.
David is really a great teacher, one of the best I’ve ever had
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