Maya for Beginners: Animation

Lucas Ridley, Instructor and Animator

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28 Lessons (4h 14m)
    • 1. Course Preview

      1:13
    • 2. Download Maya Free Trial

      1:18
    • 3. Interface Intro

      12:26
    • 4. Manipulators And Camera Movement

      10:51
    • 5. 01 Bouncing Ball

      10:04
    • 6. 02 Graph Editor

      11:54
    • 7. 03 Finishing Generic Ball Bounce

      11:35
    • 8. 04 Squash And Stretch

      8:17
    • 9. 05 Ball Exercise

      2:11
    • 10. 06 Ball Exercise Review

      9:41
    • 11. 07 Animation Scene Setup

      5:20
    • 12. 08 Follow Through

      14:43
    • 13. 09 Follow Through Polish

      9:09
    • 14. 10 Antics Contrast And Overshoots

      20:28
    • 15. 11 Constraints

      12:50
    • 16. 12 Referenced Rigs

      5:04
    • 17. 13 Walk Cycle Start

      10:22
    • 18. 14 Walk Cycle Mirror Keys

      6:44
    • 19. 15 Walk Cycle Breakdowns

      10:12
    • 20. 16 Walk Cycle Finish Lower Body

      18:15
    • 21. 17 Walk Cycle Upper Body

      10:15
    • 22. 18 Walk Cycle Offsets

      10:27
    • 23. 19 Walk Cycle Polish

      9:58
    • 24. 20 Walk Cycle Off The Spot

      4:39
    • 25. 21 Walk Cycle Polish More

      8:58
    • 26. 22 Walk Cycle Motion Trail Wrists

      16:30
    • 27. 23 Walk Cycle Motion Path

      17:21
    • 28. 24 Wrap Up

      6:31
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Project Description

There are 4 exercises I would encourage you to do, make a playblast of them, and share them here. I will be giving feedback on any project that's posted here.

Start with the generic ball bounce, then do the bowling ball and beach ball test, then do the robot arm example, and finish with the walk cycle. If you want further exercises, watch the final 'wrap up' class where I recommend what to do next after finishing this course. Thanks for watching.

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