Look at this :
now that i’m already riding the wave - here’s another one i just revisited
5 page tutorial - Wing cycle and Wing fan of a dinosaur-bird, archaeopteryx, using set driven key on 28 joints, sculpt, wire and lattice deformers.
3 page tutorial - single node utility employing expressions to create camera shake and other interesting effects. Utility and mel script available for download
Animating a yoyo on string from a cg hand - an ingenious use of constraints clusters and wires within traditional human movement (by Chas Jarret)
Don’t forget that my galleries contains lots of technical information and productions insights/ how to’s etc…
and last but not least…
MEL How-To - a great place to learn more about MEL - and anwsers a lot of FAQs - http://www.ewertb.com/maya/mel/
Unit Conversions In Maya
highend3d Living Maya FAQ - http://www.highend3d.com/boards/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=mayageneral&Number=14773
Just wanted to make sure everyone knows about a new thread building up on the Art Gallery Board. Check the PIXAR EYES thread for some valuable information on creating realistic eyes.
Heres some of those EYE tutorials posted;
MAYA = http://users.tinyworld.co.uk/steven_tubbrit/Workshop/Nurbs/Eye/Photorealistic_Eye_01.htm
XSI = http://www.edharriss.com/tutorials/tutorial_xsi_eye/xsi_eye_english.htm
MAX = http://www.3dluvr.com/rogueldr/tutorials/eye/eyes.html
ALL = http://computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/type/tutorial.asp?id=23082
is it possible? - have we missed the gnomononline tutorials? - the free ones
Image Plane setup for Modeling a Head
Water Flow using Paramaterization
Motion Path Normal
Sword/Scabbard Constraint Anim
If your looking for beginner stuff then i would recommend getting the free cd of maya traing videos:
Yeah, the cds from 3dbuzz.com or awesome if you have never used Maya before. Very detailed and Buzz is good at explaining things and never rushing you.
And also, they are 100% FREE.No gimics. Type in your address and in a week or so you’ll have a cd.That simple.They only ask to join the forums.
tutorials in german - the (included) scene from “maya anim-workflow” is very cute - even for the non german speaking audience
(in case the ip address changes over time here’s the top level link - www.mayaforum.de)
thanks for the maya tutorials, now i can test more than just a book
Ok guys i went through most of these links, and all im looking for is a tutorial running through the different sub d operations. I am a max user, and know it inside and out, and use meshtools and cspolytools. Where are these tools for Maya and how do i use them! I would hate to think that to extrude a surface i have to enter a numerical number in a window and hope it comes out right. Thanks guys. :buttrock:
edit:nevermind i figured out maya haaahhaaha
AroundTheFur: If you have MAYA, just hit F1 and then look for SUB DIVISION SURFACES. It will tell you everything you need to know about how to work with SUB-Ds. If you’re used to working with POLYs but still want that SUB-D smoothness, look for POLYGON PROXY MODE. It gives you a polygon mesh while viewing a smoothed SUB-D surface.
Yea I figured it all out, thanks tho. :buttrock:
A great tutorials to modeling a human body :
Another one to modeling a head using CPS :
I wrote a tutorial on modeling a NURBS eyeball and how to procedural texture it.
If interested go to my website:
Here is a very cool video tutorial on unwrapping & using the texture editor…it’s 35 min long…hope you like it, it’s from the book Maya 4 Fundamental
I applied for those about a month ago. Still waiting for them to show up. :thumbsdow