Maya Tutorials


I created this tutorial for my students who kept asking how I went about doing this, so here it is in .jpg format. You can get a .pdf version on my website along with other tutorials at

Please let me know if you notice any issues or have any questions.


Created a Maya tutorial on Planet Earth,

This is my first time making a tutorial, and I’m still studying how to use Maya so I do make silly mistakes from time to time! But I left it all in instead of cutting it out just because I think it helps people learn when they see the outcome of a mistake and how to solve it.


here is a new tutorial center.

have a good day.


new fx tutorial added :bounce:


Hello, all,

I’ve recently started a Maya tutorial YouTube channel, so just wanted to post a link here for anyone interested. Still early on, just about 25 videos so far, but hope to have a lot more eventually. It’s called The Maya Toolbelt and is focused on explaining all of the tools in Maya in a lot of detail.


Definitely open to suggestions and requests for what comes next!



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What an amazing collection of resources.
Thank you all for providing help to those of us new to CG!


I would love to see some advanced Mental Ray shading tutorials, as well as a (black) studiosetup.


Ferry, here’s a tutorial on using Mental Ray’s new MILA material. It is a layered shader, and it replaces the legacy MIA materials.



Ehy guys !!
I created a new tutorial on " How to customize Autodesk Maya ViewCube".

How to customize Autodesk Maya ViewCube

Hope you enjoy !


Hi everybody,

On the topic of Maya modeling ( and animation ) tutorials I would like to add this channel

I currently have approx 220 Video tutorials on modeling, rendering, texturing, lighting, animation etc.

Level of the videos Beginner to Intermediate.



I see you have used nice caustics…
can you suggest me on doing it for a diamond. I have tried many tutorials and followed a lot of vid.

but I am not getting the perfect caustic I only get the model of diamond done but not light passing through… :frowning:

please advise


Hi all,

This is my first post here. I’m excited to have joined CGsociety!

Recently I wrote a short beginner’s guide on UV mapping basics that I’d like to share:

I’d be happy to hear what you think of it :slight_smile:



 This tutorial will give you the basic options and tools regarding the shatter by using PullDownIT plugin.



Hi guys,

this might be a useful how-to for some of you: when thinking about turning your maya model into a 3D print, your files need some extra preparation steps.

In this step-by-step tutorial you will learn how to make your maya model 3D printable:



Hi everyone,
I made a tutorial about making particles morph into different shapes by using the goal function. A huge thanks to Guello Marketing and VSE Corp for making this possible. Enjoy!



Wow that’s great! Thank you! :bounce:


this is awesome, thank you!