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Winter 2024: 3D Character Track / Introduction to Maya
TERM DATES: Jan 2, 2024 - Mar 19, 2024
LEVEL: Beginner 
1. 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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Friday 2:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Saturday 4:30 AM - 6:00 AM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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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