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

Tabia Lees, 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!

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Would've been great if we had the sketch as well and if the actual modeling part was slower. I found my own character but had moments where I was having trouble modeling it. If this is an intro to modeling, hearing each part of your decision making instead just seeing it sped up really helps.
Pretty good overview of Maya. The instructor was pleasant to listen and does not drone on. The pace might be a bit brisk for total newbies, but it's overall pretty good.
Cristobal Gracia

Teach me something new!

This was an awesome class! I can't wait to finish up my project for it. Tabia was incredibly thorough and clear with her explanations and even those super new to Maya can make something awesome with this class. I've done modeling work in the past and I definitely learned some new techniques from her!
Millivette Gonzalez

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Tabia Lees

CG Artist & Animator

Hi guys! My name is Tabia Lees - 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.