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Autodesk Maya (145 Tutorials)

In Depth Network Rendering Render Farm Distributed Rendering

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering

September 11, 2019

The idea of network rendering is to distribute your render over a network, or farm, of computers, to speed up your render times.

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miarmy quick start tutorials

Miarmy Quick Start Tutorials #gettingstarted

September 11, 2019

This series of 5 tutorials will get you up and running quickly with Miarmy, the crowd simulation tool for Maya.  The series covers character rig to OA, animation to action, export, simulation and render.

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Arnold + Maya Tutorial Round Up

Arnold + Maya Tutorial Round Up #MayaMonday

August 26, 2019

Arnold + Maya go together like chips and salsa, or rice and beans! Today we’re rounding up some tutorials for Arnold and Maya.

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common USD Maya Monday

The Common USD Plug-in for Maya #MayaMonday

August 19, 2019

Autodesk is working with Animal Logic, Luma Pictures, and Pixar to combine all the Maya USD projects into a common USD integration in Maya. Coming soon!

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Maya Monday Bifrost Graph

The Bifrost Graph Editor: Tutorial Roundup #MayaMonday

August 12, 2019

Download Bifrost Graph Bifrost Graph is a new plug-in that is available for Maya 2018 and higher. Autodesk describes Bifrost Graph as “a portable, visual, node-based way to design, build, and test custom behavior”. This includes effects,  of course, but there are so many other possibilities! Bifrost Graph may just open a whole new world…

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The Art of V-Ray

The Art of V-Ray: Mastering the V-Ray Renderer in Autodesk Maya #mayamonday

August 5, 2019

In this series, Rusty Hazelden gives you a practical guide to mastering the V-Ray renderer in Autodesk Maya. He dissects a series of shots from a commercial and explains the process used to create colorful splashes of paint using V-Ray for Maya.

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Maya Monday

Make a Jurassic World Dinosaur in Maya + Pixologic™ ZBrush® #MayaMonday

July 29, 2019

Soni Kumari at CG Tuts has put together an amazing 11 part series on making a hulking, bipedal T-Rex dinosaur with Maya and ZBrush. For fun, I’ve thrown in some interesting T-Rex facts along the way.

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fireworks in depth

In Depth: Fireworks

June 25, 2019

Yes, the U.S. Independence Day is upon us once again! Whatever your country or holiday, here are some methods of creating some beautiful explosions in the sky with After Effects, CINEMA 4D, and other hosts. There are some great plug-ins out there for making fireworks too.

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Maya Monday

Crystal or Glass Shaders for Maya #mayamonday

June 17, 2019

Arvid Schneider is talking about how to create a realistic looking crystal using procedural techniques, with focus on the unique challenges he comes across.

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realflow | maya

RealFlow | Maya Overview videos #tutorialtuesday

May 28, 2019

RealFlow | Maya is one of the products currently on sale. Next Limit has several quick videos to walk you through some of the features in RealFlow | Maya.

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Maya Monday

Maya Monday: V-Ray Next for Maya Tutorials

May 6, 2019

V-Ray Next for Maya Tutorials! V-Ray Next for Maya brings speed, quality, power, creative control and smart integrations to your workflow. 

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Maya Monday

Hidden Maya Tricks to Speed Up Your Workflow #MayaMonday

April 29, 2019

These are not necessarily hidden but often overlooked by artists, even those artists who have been using Maya for years. Get out your notebooks and pens!

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Maya Monday

Maya Monday: Destructing Elements with Pulldownit (Part 12 is New)

April 22, 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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Autodesk Reel 2019

Maya Monday: Autodesk 2019 M&E Showreel

April 15, 2019

This week, we’re showing the most recent Autodesk 2019 M&E Showreel, instead of the usual tutorial or Maya feature walkthrough.

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Maya Monday

Maya Monday: Maya Freebies Galore, including Scripts, Tools, and more

April 1, 2019

Here are some great Maya Freebies including free rigs, scripts, and tools… all for your modeling pleasure. Everyone likes free stuff, right?

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