Beginner's 3D Modeling in Maya: Sketches Come to Life!

Tabia McCarty, CG Artist & Animator

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14 Videos (58m)
    • Nice to Meet You!

      0:58
    • Intro to Interface | Part 1

      5:17
    • Intro to Interface | Part 2

      3:26
    • Understanding Topology | Part 1

      1:40
    • Understanding Topology | Part 2

      4:12
    • Sculpting Techniques

      2:29
    • Creating Symmetry

      4:36
    • Intro to Shaders

      1:42
    • Inspiration

      1:21
    • Preparing the Scene

      1:45
    • Sculpting | Part 1

      14:26
    • Sculpting | Part 2

      11:07
    • Sculpting | Part 3

      4:06
    • Final Thoughts

      0:32

About This Class

Ever wanted to turn a simple doodle into a fully 3D animated character? Take a journey with CG Artist Tabia Lees to pull your little creatures straight from their sketchbook into the third dimension! This entry-level class is perfect for designers, illustrators, and anyone interested in learning an awesome new skill! No prior knowledge or experience required!

20 of 22 students recommendSee All

Great class! Lots to take in, but learned a lot. I'm starting to make my own model and hopefully it goes well as a result of this class :)
Pretty good, All the introductions and step-by-step tutorial
because there more info here then I got in my Maya class that I had at a university.

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Tabia McCarty

CG Artist & Animator

Hi guys! My name is Tabia McCarty - I recently finished co-directing my short film Stellar Moves: The Story of Pluto​ with my two fantastic teammates. Currently I'm located in scenic downtown Chicago as a CG Artist/Animator for television commercial house, Vitamin Pictures.