Want to know how to place joints correctly? Looking for an explanation for Maya’s skin weighting tools, like the new Geodesic Voxel bind method? Want a cheat sheet for bone placement? Keep reading! Continue reading how to rig in maya: joints & skinning
Have you noticed that modeling heads and faces is really hard? So have I! Here’s why: Continue reading Maya 2016 female head modeling tutorial
So the first character modeling vid I published on YouTube still gets tons of hits… but it’s a bit long in the tooth. So here is the new improved version, updated for Maya 2016! Continue reading Maya 2016 female body modeling tutorial
Welcome to Maya 2016! I’m kicking things off with a tutorial on creating eyes in a really easy way. Get good eyes in like 10 minutes, seriously!
Did you know that there is an easy, push-button solution for UV mapping in Maya? A tool that automates the entire process of UV mapping? I can show you a way of easy UV mapping in Maya, using a tool so easy that a beginner can master it in seconds. Continue reading Easy UV mapping in Maya 2015 and 2016
The head is the single most complicated challenge for an artist. Not only do you have to make an aesthetically appealing model, but there are tons of technical requirements that most artists don’t stop to think about. Learning how to model a head for animation the right way means knowing how to find the balance. Continue reading Learn to model a head for animation the right way
My latest and greatest (also newest) character body modeling Maya techniques- now updated for Maya 2015. Continue reading Body Modeling Maya 2015 edition
Maya is a very complicated program with a lot of depth – a beginner could spend forever going through each individual menu and option. Here are some tips to get up and running in Maya more quickly!
Hard surface, high-resolution modeling presents its own unique challenges. This tutorial series shows the creation of a common hard surface object, a gun, from start to finish.
Need a quick lighting solution to show off your models or animation? Physical Sun and Sky is different than most things in Maya and Mental Ray: it’s easy to use, and it looks good right out of the box. Continue reading the ‘Make Cool’ button: Maya Physical Sun and Sky tutorial