Apr 10, 2017
Coming from After Effects world, the purpose for me of diving into Maya is to learn how to create animated motion graphics. Last week we went to L.A. to the Autodesk offices for some training and one thing we talked about is the new Time Editor in Maya 2017 which replaced Trax. While the Time Editor isn’t specifically for Motion Graphics, it is an awesome feature that I know I will use a lot.
Mar 20, 2017
In Maya 2017, Autodesk has replaced NVIDIA’s mental ray with Arnold for Maya software. mental ray is no longer being licensed by Autodesk. This is really only a problem if you’re opening older projects or want to follow an older tutorial that uses it.
Feb 27, 2017
Modeling is the most fun part of working in 3D, for me, anyway. Check out this fantastic 2 part tutorial about creating a low-poly lighthouse and it is a wonderful introduction to the Modeling Toolkit in Maya. If you’re just learning Maya, definitely check this one out!
Feb 20, 2017
Learning hotkeys can make your work in Maya so much more efficient. I know my keyboard shortcuts fairly well in After Effects, but being new to Maya, I’m learning them and I’ve put several in my notebook. Here are a few good ones that I have learned and resources about Maya Hotkeys.