AutoDesk Maya Training Overview

AutoDesk Maya Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Autodesk Maya

  • Introduction to Autodesk Maya
  • Categories of Maya

Module 2: User Interface

  • What is User Interface?
  • Elements in Maya User Interface

Module 3: Sculpting Environments

  • Introduction to Sculpting Environment
  • Sculpting Polygon Model

Module 4: Lighting and Rendering

  • Lighting
  • Rendering
  • Steps for Lighting and Rendering Objects

Module 5: Texturing

  • Introduction to Texturing 
  • Steps to Apply a Texture

Module 6: Tiling and Layering

  • Introduction to Tiling
  • Steps for Layering

Module 7: Shading

  • What is Shading?
  • Steps to Adjust the Default Lambert on Object

Module 8: Graph Editor

  • Graph Editor Overview
  • Importance of Graph Editor
  • Steps to Open Graph Editor

Module 9: Framing

  • Steps to Frame All Objects
  • Steps to Frame Selected Objects

Module 10: Path Animation

  • What is Path Animation?

Module 11: Blend-Shapes

  • Introduction to Blend-Shapes
  • Steps to Blend-Shapes

Module 12: Expressions

  • Introduction to Expressions
  • Creating Animation Expressions

Module 13: Cookies

  • Cookies Overview
  • Use of Cookies

Module 14: Modelling

  • Polygonal Modelling
  • NURBS Modelling
  • UVs
  • Sculpting

Module 15: Mapping

  • Normal Mapping
  • Projection Mapping
  • Stencil Mapping

Module 16: Working with Cameras

  • Cameras Overview
  • Steps to Create New Camera

Module 17: Interpreting and Exporting Animated Movies

  • Steps to Export Animation

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Who should attend this Autodesk Maya Training Course?

The Autodesk Maya Course is ideal for professionals seeking to enhance their skills in creating stunning 3D animations and visual effects for various industries. The following individuals can greatly benefit from attending this course:

  • Animators
  • 3D Artists
  • Visual Effects (VFX) Artists
  • Game Developers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Multimedia Designers
  • Product Designers
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Developers

Prerequisites of the Autodesk Maya Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Autodesk Maya Course. However, familiarity with 3D modelling can be beneficial for the delegates.

Autodesk Maya Training Course Overview

The Autodesk Maya Course is an immersive 1-day course designed to introduce delegates to the world of 3D animation using Maya software. In today's digital age, animation has become increasingly relevant in various fields, including film, television, and gaming. Understanding how to harness Maya's capabilities for animation is not only intriguing but also highly valuable.

Professionals in the fields of animation, film production, game design, and even architects seeking to incorporate 3D modelling should aim to master Maya. This software is essential for Animators, 3D Artists, and Designers looking to create captivating visuals. It offers features like streamlined animation workflows and real-time scene alterations, making it a crucial tool for those in these creative industries.

The Knowledge Academy's 1-day Autodesk Maya Training is designed to equip delegates with a comprehensive understanding of Maya's features and functions. Delegates will learn how to use the software effectively, including animation workflows and Arnold integration. By the end of the course, they will have the knowledge and skills to create their own 3D environments and animations, opening up exciting possibilities for their creative endeavours.

Course Objectives

  • To familiarise delegates with the core features of Maya software
  • To teach participants how to create animations in May
  • To explore animation workflows and real-time scene alterations
  • To provide hands-on experience in using Maya for motion graphics and interactive grooming
  • To enable delegates to design their 3D environments
  • To equip professionals with the skills needed for 3D animation and modelling

Upon completion of this Autodesk Maya Training Course, delegates will have the ability to bring their creative visions to life using Maya. They will be well-versed in 3D animation, motion graphics, and scene alteration, enhancing their capabilities in the fields of animation, film production, game design, and beyond.

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What’s included in this AutoDesk Maya Training?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • AutoDesk Maya Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led AutoDesk Maya Training. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's AutoDesk Maya Training, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's AutoDesk Maya Training. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led AutoDesk Maya Training sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


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We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


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Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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AutoDesk Maya Training FAQs

AutoDesk Maya Training is a learning module crafted with lot of effort with the aim of teaching the fundamentals Autodesk Maya. This extremely popular software plays an important role in modern day 3D animation, modelling process and simulation of Virtual Reality (VR).
The duration of this Autodesk Maya Training Masterclass is 1 day.
Choosing between Maya and Blender hinges on personal preference and project requirements. Maya is industry-focused with a complex learning curve, whereas Blender offers an intuitive, versatile option, easier for novices but mastery of both demands dedication.
No, you do not need any prior qualifications to attend this Autodesk Maya Training Course.
Learning Autodesk Maya can be approached through various methods including online tutorials with our Autodesk Maya Training and taking up real life projects. Engaging with communities can also offer insights and tips from experienced users, enhancing your learning experience.
People with genuine interest in 3D in the art animation should definitely go for our Autodesk Maya Training. This is an excellent choice since this software, is accessible to anyone despite its steep learning curve. However, this difficulty can be easily overcome with dedication and practice.
Maya incorporates coding through its MEL scripting and plugin capabilities, allowing for customisation and automation of tasks. The basic knowledge of languages like Python can make a huge impact for delegates and enhance their experience with our Autodesk Maya Training.
Autodesk Maya in till one of the highest demanded animation software in the industry. It i=has made its name across different fields such as film and gaming. It is additionally popular with 3D animations due to its powerful features and its versatility with VFX and character animation.
Autodesk Maya is considered challenging due to its comprehensive suite of tools and features. However, with systematic learning with our Autodesk Maya Training and practical application, will let you gradually overcome its complexity and become proficient.
The earnings of an Autodesk Maya professional vary widely based on experience, specialisation, and location. In the UK, Autodesk Maya professionals start around £20,000 to £60,000 a year, with top roles and specialisation pushing earnings even higher.
Autodesk Maya Training can significantly enhance your job performance by equipping you with advanced skills in 3D modelling, animation, and rendering, making you an asset in roles that require high-quality visual content creation.
The Knowledge Academy in South Africa is a leading training provider which offers multiple courses, comprehensive course content, experienced instructors, flexible learning options, and industry recognition, making it a reliable choice for attending this Autodesk Maya Training Course.
The training fees for AutoDesk Maya Training certification in South Africa starts from R17995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for AutoDesk Maya Training.
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