These tutorials introduce various different functional areas of Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® MatchMover™ and Maya Composite in a set of lessons. The lessons are accompanied by scene files that you can use to learn at your own pace. View the PDF files and download the necessary lesson data files.
|Getting Started with Maya 2011 (pdf - 26372Kb)|
|Getting Started 2011 Lesson Files (zip - 87902Kb)|
|Getting Started with Maya 2010 (pdf - 27224Kb)|
|Getting Started 2010 Lesson Files (zip - 72665Kb)|
|Maya Live 2010 Lesson Files (zip - 201654Kb)|
|Getting Started with Maya 2009 (pdf - 15823Kb)|
|Getting Started with Maya Unlimited 2009 (pdf - 6607Kb)|
|Getting Started 2009 Lesson Files (zip - 37968Kb)|
|Maya Live 2009 Lesson Files (zip - 201547Kb)|
Note: The Getting Started with Maya lesson files are installed in your Maya directory when you install Maya. Alternately, you can download the lesson files from here. The lesson files for Maya Live are provided as a separate download.
Maya CompositeThe Maya Composite tutorials introduce you to the application UI and basic workflows, including creating a composition, importing footage, using hotkeys, adding tools, connecting passes and renders, and compositing renders. In addition, these tutorials cover blend modes, color correction and fine tuning results. View the PDF file and download the necessary lesson data files.
|Maya Composite 2010 Tutorials (pdf - 15706Kb)|
|2010 Image Data (zip - 15317Kb)|
|2010 Render Data (zip - 110285Kb)|
Maya MatchMover Tutorials
Learn to perform basic matchmoving techniques including loading images sequences, tracking a sequence, and then exporting the tracked rendered 3D data to file that can be used in 3D animation and compositing programs. You will also learn how to create a track manually using supervised tracking and set up survey points. View the PDF file and download the necessary lesson data files.
The Advanced Techniques tutorials are designed for intermediate and advanced users and concentrate on specific, complex topics and techniques in Autodesk® Maya® software. View PDFs of the lessons and download the scene files you want to work with.
The Maya nParticles advanced techniques tutorial demonstrates the use of three types of nParticle systems: an nParticle output mesh, a 3D fluid with container, and an external gravity field, to create the effect of molten metal pouring down a chute into a tub. You can use these components to create effects that combine nParticle systems and fluids such as lava flows, flowing liquids, and more.