Maya Hotshot

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code ACMJ2

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This advanced Maya class focuses on learning the techniques and methods that will get you the best results. Over the three days you will be developing your skills and abilities with, Modelling, Lighting, Animation and Rendering.

On completion of this course, you will be able to design 3d environments with animated walking characters with realistic lighting viewed from a moving camera.

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Stereoscopic Setup and Rendering (7 topics)

  • Creating Stereoscopic Cameras
  • Rendering a Scene with Stereoscopic Cameras
  • Editing Stereoscopic Camera Rigs
  • Output to Multi-Render Passes & Maya Composite
  • Simple workflow
  • How and where to use certain passes
  • Using Render Passes in Maya Composite

Full Body Character Rigging for animation (4 topics)

  • Character Setup Overview
  • Creating Skeletons
  • Adding IK to the Rig and Constraining it
  • Creating High Level Controls

Adding Maya Muscle to Characters (9 topics)

  • Introduction to Maya Muscle
  • Creating Muscles
  • Skin Deformation
  • Muscle Collision
  • Point Caching for Faster Playback
  • Introduction to Maya Live and Match Mover
  • Setting Up Shots
  • Shot Strategy
  • Tracking Footage & Overlaying 3D Elements


You will have attended the Maya Jumpstart course or have equivalent knowledge and experience.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • Maya Jumpstart

    This 5-day course is designed for the professional who wants to create 3D graphics for print or animation

    5 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code MAYA
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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