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Site Index 3D Modeling and Animation Course Notes


MAYA
Links

Interesting Artists


Course Software Set Up
Download Software for the course

Maya shortcuts


Intro Maya Modeling
Table and Lamp Tutorial 

Intro Polygon Modeling table and chair

NURBS Modeling tools

Polygon Modeling Tools


Advanced Maya Modeling
Advanced Modeling   NURBS

Trimmed Surfaces   NURBS pencil

Polygon Modeling Mug tutorial   poly

Sculpting Tools  poly 3D sculpting

Zbrush  3D sculpting software poly

Typography and Illustrator

Paint Effects Daisy

3D Printing

Import SketchUp DAE models into Maya  poly


Maya Rendering and Lighting
Arnold

Lighting

Depth of Field

Raytracing Glass  Arnold, Maya Render


Maya Texture and Composting
Texture Mapping

UV mapping polygons

Backgrounds

Video Texture Maps with Maya and tiff files


Intro Maya Animation
Camera Animation

Animate a Bouncing Ball

Path Animation

Motion Blur

Hierarchical Animation, or Forward Kinematics

nCloth Dynamic Simulations


Advanced Maya Animation
IK Inverse Kinematic Skeletons

Particles and Dynamics

Deformers

Constraints


Expressions and Set Driven Key

MEL scripts



UNITY and STEAM VR
Intro

A Unity VR Intro Primitives   


Unity Animation
B Unity VR Maya  Animation

C Unity VR Maya Interaction

Unity Basic Animation

Unity VR open close doors, start/stop animation

Unity VR Legacy Maya Dynamics

Unity VR  Ncloth Dynamic animation


Unity Lighting and Rendering
Lighting, Texture, Glass, and Reflection Probes

Unity Post Processing

Unity Universal Render Pipeline

Unity HDRP High-Definition Render Pipeline

Unity Mirror Reflections

Export Unity Models to FBX to render in Maya


Publish SteamVR and WebGL
unity_dot Publish WebGL with SteamVR emulator and Post Processing

Publish VR with OBS screen capture for VR documentation

Turn off Vive SteamVR Chaperone Boundaries   (not for remote class)

Set Up Vive Head Set   (not for remote class)


Unity Sound and Video
Unity Scripts

Unity Sound

Unity Video Texture Maps

Unity Video desktop H.265 Player  (not for class)

Unity VR Augmented Reality  use with caution

Unity AVpro video plugin  $$ not for class



VIDEO
AfterEffects really basic

AfterEffects Advanced

Adobe Media Encoder mp4 encoding

ffmeg  Mac and PC scripts


WEBGL EXAMPLES
Exercise A VOTE primitiveshttps://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Fall20/156-1/projects/examples/A_vote_primitives_player

Exercise A Ball Pit primitives  https://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Fall20/156-1/projects/examples/A_primitives_Brian_Pea_player

Table Lamp  http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Fall20/156-1/projects/examples/table_lamp_player

Exercise B Bending man  http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Fall20/156-1/projects/examples/B_Maya_anim1_player

Classroom http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Fall20/156-1/projects/examples/C_activate_animation_player

Ncloth Curtains Room http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Fall20/156-1/projects/examples/ncloth_blend_Isaiah_Baiseri_player

Post Processing example  http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Fall20/156-1/projects/examples/processing_player



ETC
Mental Ray  for Maya 2016 basic

Mental Ray advanced  for Maya 2016




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