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Maya Training Class - Advanced

Maya Training Class - Advanced

This advanced Maya class covers advanced hard surface modeling, technical modeling, organic modeling, and set modeling. Learn to build advanced indoor and outdoor lighting rigs using light utilities and shaders along with advanced texture networks. 

In the advanced Maya course learn rendering pipelines using Maya software rendering and the Arnold render engine using render layers, batch rendering. Learn to export frames to Adobe Photoshop and After Effects for both still and animated frames. This advanced Maya course also teaches animation workflows and dynamic simulations for creating believable and realistic animations. 

Participants in this advanced Maya course also learn the extended 3D Type, Viewport 2.0 with Arnold, the Motion Graphics Toolset for creating complex procedural effects, as well as the MASH toolset. 

This class requires an understanding of all skills covered in the introductory Maya course.

Maya Training Class - Advanced Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
Maya Training Class - Advanced


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $1,795.00

Advanced Maya Class Topics

  • Learn to assemble source materials and align image planes in Photoshop
  • Discover realistic object modeling techniques for use in commercials, sets, and props
  • Find out how to model surfaces with corners and bevels
  • Learn to model curved surfaces
  • Discover advanced UV Unwrapping techniques
  • Explore advanced Maya workflow 
  • Learn new 3D Type capabilities
  • Gain an understanding of complex model workflows
  • Learn NURBS modeling techniques and organic models
  • Find out about advanced shading networks
  • Learn to use the HyperShade editor
  • Understand the different applications of layered texture and shader
  • Find out how to create realistic materials and shaders including wood, metals, and glass
  • Learn to use both 2D and 3D materials
  • Find out how to create both wrapping and tie textures
  • Discover how to manage multi UV sets to create advanced textures               
  • Gain a solid understanding of render layers 
  • Master both the Maya and Arnold render engines
  • Learn to use Arnold shaders
  • Gain an understanding of Arnold ambient occlusion and global illumination
  • Learn HDRI and Final Gather for IBL Environment textures
  • Gain an understanding of multiple lighting models 
  • Learn to use Viewport 2.0 and Arnold
  • Find out about the MASH toolset
  • Learn motion graphic tools
  • Discover advanced animation workflows 
  • Find out about dynamic simulations
  • Gain an introduction to nCloth 
  • Learn advanced rendering and render setup
  • Find out how to create a render pipeline
  • Learn real time fine tuning of shadows, reflections, specular highlights, and lighting passes
  • Discover how to create depth of field 
  • Master the process of outputting final composites for editing
  • Explore compositing in After Effects

If attending this advanced Maya class online, you will need the Maya software app before starting this class. The fully functional free trial of the Maya app can be used for the class. You can download Maya here.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the certified instructors at AGI that teach this course. AGI instructors have created many of the official training guides and books for applications vendors. This advanced Maya class is led by an Autodesk Maya Certified Instructor.

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