Introduction to Autodesk Maya

4 days

Course Description

Introduction to Autodesk Maya provides a thorough introduction to Autodesk Maya's modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering capabilities that will help new users make the most of this sophisticated application and will broaden the horizons of existing, self-taught users.

In this course, you will learn about the Autodesk Maya user interface, and you'll learn to work with lighting, shading, and polygon and NURBS modeling. You will receive an introduction to Mental Ray in Maya, and you will learn to work with the UV Texture Editor.

The material covered in the courseware is designed specifically for professional designers that make up the majority of Autodesk Maya users and includes tutorials designed for professional designers in the game development, architectural, industrial/product design, and interior design industries.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who want unparalleled creative freedom, productivity, and precision for producing superb 3D modeling


  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Experience with 3D modeling is recommended

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: User Interface

Lesson 2: New Project Creation

Lesson 3: Polygon Modeling

Lesson 4: NURBS Modeling

Lesson 5: Lighting, Materials, and Shading

Lesson 6: Introduction to Mental Ray in Maya

Lesson 7: UV Texture Editor

Lesson 8: Cameras and Rendering