High definition video tutorials taught by one of CartoonSmart's original 3D gurus, Manuel D'Macedo.Find Out More ›
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Maya by Autodesk, is 3D computer graphics software that runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems and used to create interactive 3D applications, video games, animated films, and visual effects. Autodesk has a generous 3-year license for any kind of student that wants to sample the software.
Manuel D'Macedo was one of CartoonSmart's first Motion and 3D instructors. He has taught Papervision, AS3, After Effects, and is now tackling Maya. Manuel has a Masters from the Arts et technologies de l'image School in Paris, France, where his focus for the last few years has been on Maya and 3D.
If you've ever felt hindered by your ability to draw in the past, that doesn't mean a thing when it comes to sculpting in 3D.
You can enter the 3D design environment without any traditional 2D skills and realize immediately that this is a completely different world.
Visualizing your ideas in space is quite simply, fun. And a little addictive.
This first tutorial, and all those to follow, aim to make you feel at home with this staggeringly powerful software. Yes, Maya is used for Hollywood-quality visual FX, but you can use it for whatever your humble needs may be. Concept design, still frames for a book, character art, game graphics, heck, even prototyping the deck you want to build in your backyard.
Tabbed below, you can watch the entire first video in this series or watch samples from the instructor, Manuel D'Macedo's 3D portfolio.
A short sample of Manuel D'Macedo's rigging work in Maya.
The first video from this series.
Preview pictures and helpful images.
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