Continue working on developing your modeling skills in Maya.
Use the Pluralsight videos to master the proper steps in modeling a basic low-poly building. This will be an exercise in developing and adding onto the skills that you attained in the last tutorial. We will also begin discussing modeling in this tutorial. Make sure to download the exercise files.
Post progress snips to your blog every Wednesday and Friday as you work through the videos. Make sure to write brief descriptions for each post that contains which steps, techniques, and tools that you utilized that day.
Objective: work on becoming more familiar and comfortable with modeling tools in Maya
Method: Follow the below tutorials to master the proper steps in modeling a basic humanoid character.The videos are in an older version of Maya, but most of the tools are the same. In video 3 you will use the bridge tool instead of the append tool to join the fingers to the rest of the hand.
Turn In: Post daily progress snips to your blog as you work through the videos. Make sure to write brief descriptions for each post that contains which steps, techniques, and tools that you utilized that day.
Objective: Develop a solid understanding of the core features available in Maya and learn its User Interface (UI) and how to navigate within the three-dimensional space.
Method: Use the “Getting Started with Maya” Unit of this online tutorial titled Maya 2018 Fundamentals to discern the Maya UI and gain an understanding of how to navigate the space, create projects, and perform functions using some of Maya’s core tools. Do not work onto the Basic Modeling unit.
Turn In: Use the snipping tool to captures images of you working along with the video. Explain what you have learned while following along with the tutorial.