Maya Basics for Beginners - Get a strong foundation

Nalini Kanta Jena, 3d Artist | Educator

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20 Videos (2h 2m)
    • Introduction

      1:05
    • User Interface Elements

      18:01
    • Veiwport Navigation

      7:43
    • Creating Objects

      7:43
    • Selection Methods

      12:58
    • Soft Selection and Symetry

      6:30
    • Move Tool

      7:05
    • Scale Tool

      2:19
    • Rotate Tool

      3:43
    • Using Layers

      6:41
    • Hide and Show Objects

      2:31
    • Intro to Outliner

      2:59
    • Pivot point

      4:45
    • Group Objects

      5:37
    • Duplicating Objects

      12:05
    • Freez Transformation

      2:20
    • Snaping Tools

      3:55
    • Hotbox

      5:08
    • Marking Menu

      2:54
    • Creating Costume Marking Menu

      6:24

About This Class

In this 2 hour's of class video, Nalini Kanta Jena will guide you the basics of Maya and along the way he will give you many tips and tricks to speed up your work.

This class is a must for beginners yet an intermediate Maya students will also find some good information from this class.

After completing this class, You will be ready to learn Maya Modeling.

The topics will be covered in this class are -

  • User Interface
  • View port Navigation
  • Creating Objects
  • Selection Methods
  • Soft Selection and Symmetry
  • Move Tool
  • Scale Tool
  • Rotate Tool
  • Using Layers
  • Hide and Show Objects
  • Intro to Outliner
  • Pivot Point
  • Group Objects
  • Duplicating Objects
  • Freeze Transformations
  • Snapping Tools
  • Hotbox
  • Marking Menu
  • Creating Costume Marking Menu

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It gives you a really good foundation that allows you to to feel much more comfortable with Maya. You won't step out of the course being able to model, animate, rig or anything, but you will be able to use the basic tools and shortcuts required to explore Maya in more depth. It is thus a very good first step in your learning of the program.
Great video. If you're a beginner to Maya like me, this video will get you up to speed on how to use basic tools in Maya. My only critique is that I wish the videos had closed captions, some parts were a bit tricky to understand but eventually I figured it out. Also, wish the video had Mac shortcut keys.
It touches on a lot of basics and is easy to understand!

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Nalini Kanta Jena

3d Artist | Educator

Hello, I'm Nalini.

When I was 10 years old everybody discover that I am a gifted artist because at a very early age of 10. I was doing clay modeling of Indian goddess without taking any training. I was a famous boy in our village and near by area because of my art.

I did that till my tenth grade then I joined B.K college of art and crafts, Bhubaneswar for my BFA degree in Applied art department. I competed that in 2008. Then I started my professional career.

Since then I ...

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