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Creating Cartoon Sets in Maya

Course Summary

Learn a time-saving workflow to creating cartoon sets, look development for environments, and production techniques for modeling, UV layout, texturing, and shader assembly. Software required: Maya 8 and up (2008 required for project files).

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    Course Syllabus

    Introduction and Project Overview
    - 1m 58s

    —Introduction and Project Overview 1m 58s
    Creating Cartoon Sets in Maya
    - 6h 8m

    —Starting the Circus Tent 16m 38s
    —Finishing the Tent 13m 59s
    —Adding Flags to the Tent 11m 5s
    —Working with UVs and Textures on the Circus Tent 14m 5s
    —Using Blend Shapes to Create Variation 9m 23s
    —Creating Low-resolution Proxies 7m 56s
    —Preparing the Assets for Export 16m 53s
    —Building the Vendor Stand 12m 8s
    —Using Deformers to Finish the Stand 17m 22s
    —Working with UVs and Texture on the Vendor Stand 13m 52s
    —Dressing the Stand 9m 25s
    —Building the Hammer Bell 14m 28s
    —Finishing the Base of the Hammer Bell 14m 42s
    —Creating 3D Geometry from Illustrator Curves 7m 29s
    —Building the Ferris Wheel in Sections 12m 33s
    —Finishing the Ferris Wheel 9m 49s
    —Starting the Funhouse 14m 17s
    —Finishing the Funhouse Face 10m 52s
    —Distributing Lights Along the Funhouse Sign 6m 32s
    —Painting Textures Using UV Snapshot 10m 45s
    —Using Ramps and Placement Nodes to Quickly Add Painted Detail 5m 54s
    —Starting the Terrain - Adding Selective Subdivisions 5m 0s
    —Sculpting the Terrain 6m 36s
    —Using UV Snapshot and 3D Paint to Aid in Texturing 6m 52s
    —Painting the Terrain Texture 12m 27s
    —Creating Foliage 'Sprites' 7m 54s
    —Building the Roller Coaster Path 8m 48s
    —Creating the Track Profile 7m 7s
    —Building a Material for the Roller Coaster 10m 43s
    —Adding Supports to the Roller Coaster - Dealing with Scale Issues 6m 23s
    —Modeling the Roller Coaster Building Using Deformers 7m 30s
    —Adding 3D Text in Maya 8m 36s
    —Assembling the Set - Referencing Assets; Swapping Proxies 9m 28s
    —Making Changes to Individual Assets; Replacing References 10m 7s
    —Methods of Placing Foliage 8m 44s
    —Conclusion 1m 37s

Course Fee:
USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations Community

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