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TERM DATES: Jun 30, 2024 - Sep 14, 2024
LEVEL: Beginner 
Introduction to Maya
Learn the basics of Autodesk Maya. This 11-week course explores the Maya interface, working with objects, modeling basics, how to animate objects, apply materials and textures, and use lights and cameras to render your scene. Students will have the foundation they need to carry out the assignments in our programs.

This course was specifically designed for students that are new to 3D, or for students that are transitioning to Maya from a different software package. Students with Maya experience can bypass this course. This course is offered at a lower tuition cost than all other courses.
1, 2 - Become familiar with the Maya Interface and UI.
3 - Creating Objects.
4 - Grouping Parenting and Constraints.
5 - Animation.
6 - Customizing the Maya Interface, Shelfs, Hotkeys, Marking Menus.
7 - Installing Scripts.
8 - Manipulating Objects.
9 - Rendering.
10 - Installing and using the AnimSchool Picker.
11 - Finalizing and submitting assignments.

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Wednesday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Noah Amrani
United States
Noah Amrani has been teaching visual arts at the collegiate level since 2013. He is an honors alumnus of California State University, Northridge, with a B.A. in Art and a focus in Animation. Noah has been working in the entertainment industry since 2009 as a Character Animat...
Conor Gilmore
United States
I am an alumna of AnimSchool and a 3D Character Animator. I have contributed to projects such as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Crash Bandicoot, and Death Stranding. I find inspiration in creative individuals who are eager to learn, and I am excited to share my Insight. I am ...
Salman Saleem
Salman is a self-taught CG generalist with 15 years of experience in the industry, performing in different roles such as Animator, Light/Shade Artist, Compositor, and Modeler, he is passionate about staying up to date with the CG industry, he graduated in Animation Program f...
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