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Autodesk Maya (155 Tutorials)

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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Maya 2017 MASH Tutorial – Scatter balloons and vertex color in Arnold

Maya 2017 MASH Tutorial – Scatter balloons and vertex color in Arnold

May 16, 2018

Edge-CGI 3D Tutorials and more! shows you how to scatter colors around a huge group of balloons. You can recreate Up!

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Maya Monday: Autodesk Sketchbook is Now Free! + Tutorial

Maya Monday: Autodesk Sketchbook is Now Free! + Tutorial

May 7, 2018

The desktop version of Autodesk’s 2D drawing application Sketchbook is now free. It runs on both Window and Mac OS. Plus a couple of tutorials on how you can use Sketchbook in your Maya workflow.

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Maya + Python

Maya + Python

March 26, 2018

Knowing a bit of Python scripting and how to use Python scripts can really help your workflow in Maya. Here are a few resources for you.

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Procedural Shading with Maya & V-Ray

Procedural Shading with Maya & V-Ray

March 26, 2018

Michael Cauchi takes you through a 9 step process to using V-Ray and Maya to generate reusable assets and perfect your texturing workflow in Maya.

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Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

March 26, 2018

Maya 2017 Update 3 brought the interactive grooming tools and they’re really powerful! With XGen, you can create natural looking hair and animal fur. Here are some overviews and examples of what XGen Interactive grooming can do.

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5 Tutorials about Creating Glass in Maya with Arnold’s aiStandardSurface

5 Tutorials about Creating Glass in Maya with Arnold’s aiStandardSurface

March 26, 2018

There have been multiple times in my career when I’ve been asked to create glass, whether it be for a product video, or for motion graphics with a logo in glass, or for visual effects where I’m turning a person into glass. The important thing is to make the reflections look natural.

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Medical Animations & Tutorials Roundup for Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects

Medical Animations & Tutorials Roundup for Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects

March 26, 2018

The human body is still such an enigma and there are so many technical, yet beautiful, 2D and 3D animations that help to visualize those microscopic mysteries. We had a question about some methods of creating cells and other microscopic elements. First, we have some gorgeous examples to inspire you, followed by a few tutorials for various host applications.

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How Physically Based Rendering Shaders Work

How Physically Based Rendering Shaders Work

March 26, 2018

There are several tutorials here. In the first, Meghdad Asadi breaking down how Physically Based Rendering shaders (PBR) work in a render engine. The second is an excerpt from the Maya 2018 Essential Training from Linkedin Learning. In the third, Arvid Schneider talks about setting up shaders in Arnold.

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8 Ultra Useful Maya Tips for Beginners, in Under 4 Minutes

8 Ultra Useful Maya Tips for Beginners, in Under 4 Minutes

March 26, 2018

I’ve been learning Maya for about a year now, but I’ve still barely scratched the surface. If you’re in the same boat, watch this quick video and file these away in your head. Plus, check out a full beginners guide that goes along with the video. Every new Maya user needs to see this!

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Rendering in Maya

Rendering in Maya

March 26, 2018

This page contains several tutorials about installing Arnold Render, render settings you should use, saving the render and things like ray depth, viewport settings, and anti-aliasing.

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Maya Monday: Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

Maya Monday: Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup

February 5, 2018

Maya 2017 Update 3 brought the interactive grooming tools and they’re really powerful! With XGen, you can create natural-looking hair and animal fur. Here are some overviews and examples of what XGen Interactive grooming can do.

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Chaos Group Phoenix FD for Maya – Quick Start: Gasoline Explosion

Chaos Group Phoenix FD for Maya – Quick Start: Gasoline Explosion

January 17, 2018

Learn how to create a fiery explosion with an accelerant like gasoline in Phoenix FD for Maya. Using both the toolbar preset, and then again manually, step-by-step you’ll learn the ins and outs of this simulation type.

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Autodesk Maya 2018 – Soda Can Tutorial

Autodesk Maya 2018 – Soda Can Tutorial

January 16, 2018

If you're new to Maya, here's a quick tutorial to get your started on modeling a soda can. This is in the article, Maya Monday: Modeling Basics in 2018. Scroll down to the 4th video to watch. 

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How to model a 3D Pillow in Maya 2018 in 5 minutes

How to model a 3D Pillow in Maya 2018 in 5 minutes

January 16, 2018

Mike Hermes redoes an old video with Maya 2018 and you can't get much faster and easier than this! This is in a Maya Monday feature on Modeling in Maya 2018. Scroll down to the third video to watch. 

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