Posts tagged as: Maya

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How to make animation

Making an animated film can seem like a daunting task to someone who watches films like Toy Story 3 and Despicable Me. It may look like film magic, but with some patience and creativity, creating an animated film is an achievable task even for someone who is new to computer animation. This article will serveRead more

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Maya vs 3DS Max

Autodesk’s 3ds Max and Maya are the two giants of the 3D software world. They are favorites among video game developers, animation studios and VFX production houses. When starting out, aspiring 3D artists are often confused about which software they should pick up and invest their time in. Both 3ds Max and Maya are fullyRead more

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How to model in Maya

From the smallest blade of grass to the most life-like characters, everything in CG Animation starts with the modeling process. 3D modeling is the art of creating a representation of a three dimensional object, real or imaginary. It is the basis of the virtual worlds in video games, movies, architecture, TV Commercials and much more.Read more

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How to Rig a Character in Maya

Before any kind of advanced animation can happen, a rig must be built. A rig is the structure of joints and control objects that form the inner workings of an animated model. It allows the model to be animated quickly and precisely by the animator. Analogous to the strings on a puppet, where the puppetRead more

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Free Maya Rigs

Here are our top recommended free maya rigs that you are allowed to download and use as a quick way to start animating. Most of these maya character rigs can also be modified as well as deconstructed to see the creators rigging techniques. DISCLAIMER: Each rig has it’s own set of restrictions for use, soRead more