The Gnomon Workshop provides an introduction to Maya 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020 | Written by Jim Thacker
The Gnomon Workshop released Introduction to Maya 2020, an essential guide to modeling, texturing, animating, lighting, and rendering in Maya recorded by industry veteran Eric Keller.
With over 15 hours of video training, the new tutorial is the most extensive in the popular Introduction to Maya series – and the most comprehensive Maya training in the Gnomon workshop to date.
A comprehensive guide to Maya for beginners and experienced artists
Maya is one of the key applications in the digital production market and is widely used in game development, visual effects and animation for movies, TV series, and commercials.
In his new workshop with 51 chapters, Keller offers a comprehensive overview of the core functions of the software and the new functions that Autodesk, its developer, has added in the latest version.
The training begins with an introduction to the Maya user interface and its main tools. Then important tool sets such as modeling, rigging, animation, effects, shading, lighting and rendering are examined with the Arnold renderer.
Keller uses a project-based approach that shows viewers how to gradually build a complete 3D scene.
The project files can be downloaded from the Hum3D online library, along with pre-built 3D models to fill in the background of the scene.
Familiarize yourself with the new features in Maya 2020
The workshop also covers the latest improvements in Maya 2020, with a special focus on animation using the graphics editor, time editor, and animation layers.
Keller will also introduce the software's Bifrost fluid simulation plug-in, interactive maintenance with XGen, the nucleus dynamics system, and instantiation with MASH.
According to The Gnomon Workshop, the training is suitable for both 3D newbies and experienced artists who are migrating from other software or who just want to see the new features of Maya 2020 in action.
To learn more about the tutorial, read our interview with Eric Keller, where he describes how to record a Gnomon Workshop tutorial and reveals his tips for creating killer video training.
About the artist
Eric Keller has been working as a CG artist since 1998. His most recent credits include work on 10 Cloverfield Lane and Star Trek Beyond, as well as models for the title sequences for Aquaman and Swamp Thing.
In addition to his other training videos for the Gnomon workshop, he teaches the Introduction to Maya and Introduction to Digital Sculpture courses at the Gnomon School itself.
Prices and availability
Introducing Maya 2020: The user interface and workflow are available through subscription to The Gnomon Workshop and provide access to over 300 tutorials. Subscriptions are $ 49 / month or $ 490 / year. Free trials are available.
For more information on introducing Maya 2020, please visit the Gnomon Workshop website
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