Download: Maya – Free Student Version
Important initial settings: Autosave, Incremental save and undo
Task 1: Barrel Tutorial Video(Includes use of box modelling, move, rotate, scale, extrusion, duplication)
Task 2.1: Creating a low poly chair Tutorial (Includes use of box modelling, offset extrusion, merging, symmetry, bevel and soft select)
- Task 2.2: Using techniques shown in the previous video create your own Chair and then Table
Task 3: Wine Glass Surfaces Tutorial Video (Using the curve tool to create quick objects)
Task 5: Creating a toy train 11 part series(Includes image planes, Align, bevel, make live, snapping, parenting, layers, isolation and optimisation.)
Task 7: Creating twisted rope (Using the curve tool – similar technique could be used for belts/flowing fabric)
UV Editing Tutorials/Exercises
Basic tutorial textures(Needed for task 1)
Task 2: UV Mapping a book – (Download book model first then follow the video)
Rigging and Animation
Starting with a basic polygon cube with subdivision settings of: Width: 2, Height 5, Depth 1. Use the extrusion tool to create a low poly human character.
To set up your image planes go to View > Image Plane > Import Image, then select your file(s).