Animate 3D Text in Autodesk Maya

Lucas Ridley, Instructor and Animator

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18 Lessons (3h 22m)
    • 1. 3D Type Promo

      1:50
    • 2. Download Maya Free Trial

      1:18
    • 3. Maya Interface Refresh

      5:31
    • 4. Create Text

      8:43
    • 5. Modify Text

      9:20
    • 6. Animate Text

      10:14
    • 7. Fix Pivot Script

      10:15
    • 8. Fix Pivot Explanation

      16:45
    • 9. MASH Setup

      15:23
    • 10. MASH Animation Intro

      8:29
    • 11. MASH Offset Translation

      11:17
    • 12. MASH Offset Stacking

      9:23
    • 13. MASH Duplicate Network

      22:08
    • 14. MASH Tweaking Animation

      20:12
    • 15. Create Alembic Cache

      7:01
    • 16. Lighting

      16:05
    • 17. Rendering

      12:58
    • 18. After Effects

      15:37

About This Class

Welcome to one of the most fundamental tools for a motion graphics artist: animating type.

No experience is needed to take this course and by the end of it you will be able to create, manipulate, and animate rendered type .

We start with the basics of creating text in Autodesk Maya and use the built-in animation tools for type that is great for beginners.

If you're a more advanced user or a beginner that feels comfortable after the initial animation lesson, we dive deeper in to the most advanced method of animating type in Maya with a relatively new toolset called MASH, which is Maya's motion graphics toolset.

The only trouble is there's one big obstacle you have to overcome to use MASH with type and I will show you how to overcome it.

I also give you a Python script I wrote that I show you how to run it in Maya with the push of a button to overcome this otherwise frustrating obstacle to using MASH with type.

We will finish the course by lighting and rendering our images out of Maya and do the final color correction and compiling into a movie file in Adobe After Effects.

I'm really excited to share these techniques, see you in the course!