Feb 19 2012 10:57PM GMT
I teach 3D animation at the University of Colorado in Boulder (in the computer science department).
I got a good response from the previous posting where I listed the first five Vimeo videos I have created on how to use Autodesk Maya to create animated projects, so I have added 7 more. They are short, meant for beginners, and each is focused on a specific topic. They are meant to more or less be watched in order.
They are on:
Creating a simple cactus model with NURBS modeling.
Using the Outliner window to create dependencies between objects in a scene.
Using the Graph Editor to re-use scale, translate, and rotate animation.
Using basic polygon tools: edges, beveling, and surfaces, and creating a mailbox.
Creating a simple breadbox by using the sweeps of NURBS surfaces.
Materials, procedural textures, and bump mapping: making a varnished table.
Creating a sidewalk and a roadway using materials and bump-maps.
All of the videos are on my Vimeo account.