Professional Series: Modeling Military Vehicles in Maya

In this Maya tutorial, we will cover some production tips and concepts to think about when building CG military vehicles. Software required: Maya 2012.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 2, 2011
Duration
1h 23m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 2, 2011
Duration
1h 23m
Description

In this Maya tutorial, we will cover some production tips and concepts to think about when building CG military vehicles. This tutorial was designed to help develop your workflows, and give you some concepts to keep in mind as you go through the process of modeling military vehicles. The objectives for this fast-paced course include looking at several different workflows and techniques for modeling a military transport. We won't be going step by step through building a specific project, but rather we will talk in broad terms about some of the situations you will encounter and what options you have for dealing with those issues. Before we start, it is recommended that you have experience using Maya as we cover a lot of information in a shorter span of time. If you're an artist new to Maya, the Beginner's Guide courses are a perfect place to start. From there, you can check out any of the intermediate, step-by-step, project-based tutorials that will take you through the entire process. Software required: Maya 2012.

About the author
About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Welcome to the Professional Series for Modeling Military Vehicles in Maya, an advanced learning guide for skilled artists, brought to you by Digital Tutors, the world's largest online CT training library and an Autodesk authorized publisher. My name is Justin, and I've had the privilege of teaching Maya to thousands of artists and educators at top studios and universities for several years, and this specific high-level course was designed to help develop your workflows and give you some concepts to keep in mind as you go through the process of modeling your military vehicles. The objectives for this fast-paced course include looking at several different workflows and techniques for modeling a military transport. Now, we won't be going step by step through building a specific project, but rather we'll talk in broad terms about some of the situations you'll encounter and what options you may have for dealing with those issues. Now before we start, I recommend that you have some experience using Maya, as we cover a lot of information in a shorter span of time. And if you're an artist new to Maya, the beginner's-guided courses are a perfect place to start. From there you can check out any of the intermediate step-by-step project-based courses that will take you through the entire process. So with that, let's go ahead and move on to the next lesson.