Comprehensive Video Tutorials

Maya 2014 Beginner to Advanced (Metric) Training DVD


£ 166 - (Rs 13,631)

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Our video tutorial courses put the control in your hands. Use when wanted or needed to answer a question, and watch again and again as often as you need.

A full-featured course covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between.

For instant technical support use our powerful search function to quickly locate and view short 'how-to' lessons. Get answers to all of your first level technical support issues 'instantly' with this in-house resource.

As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases.

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Where and when

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Distance Learning

What you'll learn on the course

3d training
Maya training

Course programme

• AutoDesk Maya 2014 (Metric) Training DVD
• Over 15 Hours of training by a Certified Autodesk Instructor
• 235 Video Tutorial Lessons
• Exercise Files Included

CADLearning® for Autodesk® Maya® 2014 teaches you how explore, validate and convey your design ideas with tools for animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, matchmoving, and
compositing. You’ll learn the basics of the user interface, how to create and manage scenes including, lighting, materials, animation, rendering, paint effects and dynamics.

Our video tutorial courses put the control in your hands. Use when wanted or needed to answer a question, and watch again and again as often as you need.

A full-featured course covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between.

For instant technical support use our powerful search function to quickly locate and view short 'how-to' lessons. Get answers to all of your first level technical support issues 'instantly' with this in-house resource.

As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases.

  • Train at home, at the office or on the road.
  • Easy-to-use, visual interface for following step-by-step tutorials while listening to an actual instructor.
  • Built-in Help Desk with powerful keyword search functionality that easily and quickly answers CAD questions and addresses unique needs as they occur.
  • Intelligent History that tracks completed lessons allows users to resume where they left off and easily view and manage individual professional development.
  • Datasets and drawing files included.

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  • Repeatable as often as needed to assure full understanding and retention.
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  • Evaluate and pinpoint areas where improvement is needed.
  • With hosted eLearning Centers, corporate users can even tailor learning around identified areas of weakness.
  • Prepare for Autodesk Certification Exams.

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Getting Started
• Learning Objectives
• Discovering the Maya Interface
• Understanding Nodes and Attributes
• Exploring the Interface
• Working with Viewports
• Navigating the UI
• Using the Marking Menus
• Accessing the Hotbox
• Using Transform Tools
• Selecting Objects
• Configuring the Interface
• Setting Up the Grid and Units
• Accessing the Help System
• Downloading Autodesk Exchange Applications
• Working with the Node Editor
• Using the File Path Editor

Scene Management
• Exploring Scene and Project Management
• Understanding Project Management
• Setting the Project Location
• Discovering Object Naming
• Naming Objects in the Scene
• Using the Outliner
• Working with Layers
• Creating Layers
• Saving Scenes
• Optimizing Your Scene with Pipeline Caching
• Working with the GPU Cache File
• Incorporating Alembic Cache Files
• Creating Assembly Definitions
• Adding an Assembly Reference

• Modeling in Maya
• Understanding 2D Curves
• Creating 2D Bezier Curves
• Editing 2D Bezier Curves
• Discovering 3D Surfaces
• Revolving a Surface
• Exploring NURBS Geometry
• Introducing 2D NURBS Curves
• Editing Curve CVs
• Extruding Along a Path
• Discovering NURBS Primitives
• Creating a NURBS Primitive Sphere
• Working with NURBS Object Components
• Projecting a Curve onto a Surface
• Creating a Bezel
• Editing NURBS
• Creating the Chamber Base
• Exploring 3D Polygon Objects
• Working with Polygon Mesh Components
• Understanding 3D Mesh Tools
• Building Using Primitives
• Duplicating and Editing Objects
• Using the Boolean Tool
• Sculpting Geometry
• Exploring the Edit Mesh Tools
• Using Quad Draw to Create New Polygons
• Working with Symmetry
• Reducing the Polygon Count of aModel
• Creating a Polygon Cylinder
• Modeling the Reactor Base
• Projecting a Curve onto a Mesh
• Extruding Polygons along a Curve
• Understanding Subdivision Surfaces
• Modeling a Subdivision StorageContainer
• Exploring Deformers for Modeling
• Creating an Exhaust Tube
• Understanding Object History
• Duplicating Objects
• Referencing Objects

• Defining Materials
• Exploring the Hypershade Material Editor
• Creating Materials
• Understanding Shader Nodes
• Creating a Mental Ray Material
• Editing Reflectivity
• Assigning a Material
• Creating a New Material
• Working with Map Patterns
• Adding Bump Mapping
• Incorporating Displacement Mapping
• Creating Transparent Materials
• Discovering Mapping
• Creating Tiles
• Determining Map Size
• Creating UVs
• Utilizing Multiple Materials
• Assigning Multiple Materials
• Exploring Layered Shader and Mask Maps
• Working with the Layered Shader
• Incorporating Masking
• Understanding Substance Textures
• Working with Substance Textures
• Understanding Material Libraries
• Exporting and Importing Material Shaders

• Discovering UV Mapping
• Examining Mapping Coordinates
• Editing UV Coordinates
• Working with Multiple Texture Maps
• Creating UV Sets
• Assigning Textures to UV Sets
• Understanding the UV Editor
• Applying Custom UVs

• Discovering the Importance of the Camera
• Examining Camera Shots
• Understanding Camera Distance
• Establishing Viewer Distance
• Discovering Depth of Field
• Adding Depth of Field to Control Focus
• Controlling Emotion through the Camera Angle
• Adjusting Camera Angles
• Controlling Composition
• Understanding the Rule of Thirds
• Implementing the Rule of Thirds
• Discovering Diagonals
• Establishing Diagonals
• Examining Camera Types
• Identifying Camera Attributes
• Adding an Image Plane
• Setting the Camera Environment
• Sequencing Multiple Cameras
• Creating a Camera from the Current View

• Understanding Direct and Indirect Light
• Discovering the Physical Sun and Sky
• Creating a Physical Sun and Sky
• Adjusting the Sun
• Adjusting the Physical Sky
• Discovering Image-Based Lighting
• Creating Image-Based Lighting
• Identifying Light Types
• Discovering Photometric Lights
• Adding Lights
• Enabling Area Lights
• Understanding Indirect Lighting
• Calculating Indirect Illumination
• Activating Final Gather
• Setting Final Gather Bounces
• Using a Portal Light
• Understanding Global Illumination
• Lighting for Interior Night
• Isolating Object Lighting
• Discovering Optical FX
• Rendering Optical Effects

• Introducing Animation Concepts
• Discovering Keyframe Animation
• Keyframing a Moving Object
• Understanding Set Driven Keys
• Opening the Door with Set Driven Keys
• Discovering Path Animation
• Animating on a Path
• Controlling Velocity
• Using the Graph Editor
• Modifying Editable Motion Trails
• Discovering Camera Animation Basics
• Separating Camera Position and Rotation Control
• Animating a Locator on a Path
• Linking a Hierarchy
• Retiming an Animation
• Generating a Playblast Preview
• Working with Grease Pencil

• Discovering Rendering
• Understanding Renderers in Maya
• Rendering Still Images
• Understanding Still Image Resolution
• Setting Rendering Resolution for Stills
• Working with Render Presets
• Discovering Image File Types
• Working with Still File Types
• Rendering Animations
• Understanding Image Resolution for Animations
• Setting Animation Resolution
• Understanding Animation File Types
• Rendering Sequential Images
• Using FCheck
• Understanding Irradiance Rendering
• Configuring Irradiance Rendering
• Creating Render Passes Using Hypershade
• Combining Render Passes
• Utilizing Viewport 2.0 Rendering

IK and Rigging
• Introducing IK
• Discovering IK Tools
• Creating a Joint Chain
• Rigging the Joint Chain
• Understanding Skinning
• Editing a Skinned Geometric Object
• Defining a HumanIK Skeleton
• Characterizing a HumanIK Skeleton

MEL and Expressions
• Introducing MEL and Expressions
• Understanding MEL Scripting
• Executing a Script
• Creating an Expression

• Introducing Maya Dynamics
• Understanding Rigid Body Dynamics
• Creating a Simulation
• Running the Simulation
• Discovering Soft Body Dynamics
• Setting up a Soft Body Simulation
• Simulating a Beach Ball
• Utilizing PhysX for Dynamic Simulation
• Using Maya Bullet Physics for Simulation

• Introducing Particles
• Creating a Particle Waterfall
• Setting Particle Attributes
• Adding a Collider Object
• Rendering Particles

• Discovering nDynamics
• Introducing nParticles
• Creating Dripping Water
• Configuring nParticles
• Understanding nCloth
• Creating Hanging Curtains
• Simulating Hair with nHair

Fluid Effects
• Discovering Fluid Effects
• Adding a 3D Fluid Container
• Editing the Flames
• Adjusting the Fire Source
• Creating a Liquid Simulation
• Configuring the Fluid Emitter
• Simulating Liquid Interaction
• Creating an Ocean Surface
• Floating an Object on an Ocean Surface

Hair and Fur
• Understanding Hair and Fur
• Discovering Hair
• Making a Wig
• Styling the Hair
• Discovering Fur
• Growing a Beard

Paint Effects
• Discovering Paint Effects
• Using 2D Paint Effects
• Creating 3D Paint Effects
• Working with Surface Interaction
• Working with Paint Effects Collisions

• Understanding Compositing
• Introducing Autodesk Composite
• Compositing Multiple Layers
• Remapping Color Output