(6 customer reviews)

Maya: Zero to HERO

£997.00 + VAT



The Maya Jumpstart ‘zero to HERO’: Academy Class focuses on the basics of 3D computer graphics with Autodesk Maya. Students are introduced to the Maya interface, the Maya philosophy, 3D modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering. over the five days we will show you how to use the tools within Maya and how they are put to use in the film, television and game industries.


Anyone interested in using Maya.


Attendees require only a very general knowledge of 3D and its concepts although a basic understanding of computer hardware and software is essential. Knowledge of other digital media packages is an advantage but not a necessity.


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to: work in a production environment, understand the mechanics of Maya, be able to create 3d models using a variety of techniques, work with materials to texture you models, understand how to light a scene, be able to create animations, stage a scene and understand cinematography and know how to create output for use in post production.



    • Setting your project
    • Views / panels
    • Hotbox
    • Viewing geometry
    • Channel box
    • Layer box
    • Attributes editor
    • QWERTY navigation
    • Working with the camera
    • MEL
    • User interface
    • Outliner / Hypergraph
    • Grouping / Parenting
    • Shelf
    • Marking menus


    • Curve tools / snapping
    • Revolving
    • History
    • Duplicating
    • Working with NURBS
    • Detaching surfaces
    • Grouping / Duplicating
    • Working with polygons
    • Combining polygons
    • Subdivisional surfaces
    • Split polygon tool
    • Lofting
    • Extruding


    • Lattices
    • Clusters
    • Set driven keys
    • Set driven key advanced
    • Joints / IK handles
    • Lightning dynamics
    • Keyframing / time slider
    • Attach to path
    • Secondary animation
    • Cycle curves
    • Playblasting


    • Hypershade
    • Materials, apply materials
    • Making shader networks
    • Combining ramps
    • Layered textures
    • Intro to lights
    • Making bump maps
    • Working with shadows
    • UV mapping
    • Moving UVs
    • Specular maps
    • Paint FX
    • Render view
    • Camera settings
    • Render globals

    6 reviews for Maya: Zero to HERO

    1. Nicolo Bacialli

      Yeah, she is good and funny as well. Always quite available to help. She goes a little fast, but eventually repeats herself to help the others

    2. James Lucas, Responsible Trade Worldwide

      I attended my second course at Academy Class, and again, I was extremely impressed with the trainers knowledge and they way the course was customised to meet my requirements. I attended the course with a work colleague and we were both very impressed with how much we got from the course.

    3. Naseera Mangera

      What stood out for me at Academy Class was being taught new skills in a easy and relaxed environment.

    4. Paul

      A good base knowledge of the program was achieved, though I do feel a bespoke course should be taught from an experienced person in that sector. I did however learn a lot this week about the interface and some basic concepts.

    5. Stuart Reeves

      Kevin was great, a true asset to Academy Class for what is a very difficult course.

    6. Lee Medcalf

      A good bespoke course full of information and extremely useful. The trainer was extremely friendly and knowledgeable

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