n this introductory course you'll develop an artistic style using Autodesk Maya and CGI to master the basics of modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and animation for 3D film production. Create 3D models, sculpt characters, and build environments as you explore complex modeling techniques that focus on proper model topology. Learn professional workflows as you work with Autodesk Maya. Become a well-rounded 3D artist capable of using modeling software in games, film, and tv with this course. 3D design and modeling open doors into all kinds of modern creative careers. Learn, discover, create and enjoy learning with other passionate creators. After learning the basics of Maya’s UI and tools, students will practice creating complex shapes and models. Once students are comfortable with basic modeling concepts, advanced skills and techniques will be taught as students model their own human character and create textures before rendering their final model. Throughout the course, students will gain an understanding of career paths and studio roles while engaging in a collaborative process.
Laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
Built-in or external microphone
Built-in or external speakers or headphones
Google Chrome browser
Additional computer screen/monitor (recommended)
Autodesk Maya (30-day trial available)
Mudbox (30-day trial available)
Pencils and pens