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Maya Monday (61 Tutorials)

The Arnold GPU public beta

Maya Monday: The Arnold GPU Public Beta with Arnold Schneider, Greyscalegorilla

March 25, 2019

The Arnold GPU public beta last week, with the release of Arnold v5.3. Arnold GPU gives artists the ability to switch between CPU and GPU rendering easily.

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Maya Monday

Maya Monday: Destructing Elements with Pulldownit

March 4, 2019

Envato’s CGI Tuts+ has a multi-part series from Uriel Deveaud named “Destructing Elements in Maya With PullDownIt”. Pulldownit is a dynamics solver which allows digital artists to quickly simulate fractures and cracks in models, as well as massive rigid bodies simulations.

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Maya Monday: More MASH Tutorials for Maya 2018

Maya Monday: More MASH Tutorials for Maya 2018

October 8, 2018

There have been loads of fun and interesting tutorials dealing with MASH nodes, Maya’s motion graphics engine, that have come out in the last few months. Here’s a sampling of what you can do with MASH in Maya 2018.

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Maya Monday: Edit Mesh Menu and Face Menu in Maya

Maya Monday: Edit Mesh Menu and Face Menu in Maya

August 27, 2018

Mike Hermes has a new Deep Dive video out this week where he goes into the Edit Mesh / Face menu and the tools in the menu: Assign Invisible Face, Duplicate Face, Extract Face, Poke Face and Wedge tool.

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Maya Monday: Tutorials with Free Maya/Arnold Freebies

Maya Monday: Tutorials with Free Maya/Arnold Freebies

August 20, 2018

I keep seeing some beautiful projects with free assets at Autodesk. Here are two amazing projects detailed in articles by two talented artists, each giving away a free item. One is a shader and one is a free eye asset.

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Maya Monday: Character Rigging in Maya

Maya Monday: Character Rigging in Maya

August 13, 2018

Today our focus is on Character Rigging with a freebie called mGear, to make your rigging workflow simpler. Then watch a huge series on character rigging in Maya.

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Maya Monday: Some Maya / Arnold Displacement Tutorials

Maya Monday: Some Maya / Arnold Displacement Tutorials

July 30, 2018

These tutorials are both to do with displacement, but they’re entirely different. First, we have an Arnold Renderer/Maya: Volume Displacement techniques and it includes free volume shader file. Then learn how to create Arnold displacement maps with textures from photos.

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Maya Monday: Pixar’s RenderMan Version 22 is Now Available, Free Download, Tutorial

Maya Monday: Pixar’s RenderMan Version 22 is Now Available, Free Download, Tutorial

July 23, 2018

RenderMan 22 came out last week. Learn about the new features, and download it free for non-commercial use. Plus, a tutorial and a link to more software that you can download from Pixar.

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Maya Monday: Random Gems #01

Maya Monday: Random Gems #01

July 16, 2018

We’ve been collecting great content for Maya over the last year and like to group them by theme to present them. Sometimes, though, it’s tough to find a place for items we want to share, even if they’re great content. Over the next few weeks, enjoy a random mix for Maya Monday.

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Redshift and Maya

Maya Monday: More Redshift and Maya

July 6, 2018

A couple of weeks ago we featured a tutorial series from the Redshift channel about working with Redshift and Maya. We’re expanding on this and moving onto other tutorials out there.

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Maya Monday: Texturing a Fire Hydrant with Substance Designer and Maya

Maya Monday: Texturing a Fire Hydrant with Substance Designer and Maya

June 18, 2018

This week on Maya Monday we’re featuring some tutorials by Arvid Schneider about creating a realistic paint, brass, and rust texture with Substance Designer. He has it split into 4 tutorials, because it’s long, These first 4 tutorials are essentially part 1, and part 2 will talk about the shader and rendering it with Arnold in Maya. The fire hydrant model available on Arvid’s patron page and info about that is in the first video.

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Maya Monday: Redshift and Maya, part 3

Maya Monday: Redshift and Maya, part 3

June 11, 2018

Redshift has several tutorials on working with Redshift in Maya. We’ve featured these tutorials for the past two weeks and here is part 3, the final, for now.

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Maya Monday: Redshift and Maya, part 2

Maya Monday: Redshift and Maya, part 2

June 6, 2018

Redshift has several tutorials on working with Redshift in Maya. Here is the second batch from their YouTube Channel to get you started.

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Maya Monday: Redshift and Maya, part 1

Maya Monday: Redshift and Maya, part 1

May 21, 2018

Redshift has several tutorials on working with Redshift in Maya. Here are a few tutorials from their YouTube Channel to get you started. We will feature more next week.

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WiFi Signal from MASH

WiFi Signal from MASH

May 16, 2018

Here's another from Lee at Maya Short Rounds. The second tutorial on the page was featured on Maya Monday. 

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