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Animating in Maya for beginners

Andrew Tan, Animator / Other Things

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10 Videos (1h 8m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Getting Maya for FREE

    • 3. Animation Settings

    • 4. Basic and Animation tools

    • 5. The Graph Editor

    • 6. Character Rig

    • 7. Setting up your shot

    • 8. !st pass - The Bounce

    • 9. 2nd pass - Forward and Rotations

    • 10. Final pass - Adding Details


About This Class

This course is for beginner, or for individuals who wants to know how to use Maya for animations.

I narrow out the flood of Maya animation tutorials out there into this course, so that you learn only what you need to know to get started.

What you will learn:

  • Where to get an educational Maya for FREE
  • The basic interfaces and navigation in Maya
  • The essential tools for animating in Maya
  • Starting with an easy assignment - The bouncing ball

What you will need: 

  • Autodesk Maya (HERE you can get a free educational one)   
  • Ultimate Rig - the character we are going to use to animate





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Andrew Tan

Animator / Other Things

Andrew Tan - an animator with 7 years experience in the animation industry.

- Currently working on Ori and The Will of the Wisp.

My credits includes Snow white and the Huntsman (vfx), The Seventh Son (vfx), The 7th Dwarf (animated feature), DMC Devil May Cry (motion capture cinematic trailer), Angry Birds: Stella (series), Lego Star Wars (short/ special series), Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (series) , and several other works.

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