Introduction to Maya (Hands-on)

Autodesk Maya 2017 is a powerful state-of-the-art 3D modeling and animation software package. It has a wide variety of modeling, animation, special effects, and rendering tools. It has a customizable graphical user interface as well as a scripting language for optimal flexibility in problem solving and production.

In this tutorial we will show you how to get started using Maya. We will teach you the basic workflow for modeling, creating and applying materials, animation, and rendering. We will also cover the basics of importing scientific geometric data and creating high quality renderings and animations from it.

Ordinarily Maya is considered to have a steep learning curve, but in this tutorial we will present a workflow which will provide a sound foundation for pursuing more complex projects.

Note the different location for this tutorial. It will be held at the CAS Computer Lab, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 327.

If you try to sign up for this tutorial and find that it is full, please send email to and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Laura Giannitrapani, IS&T Research Computing Services - Graphics Consulting
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Charles River Campus - CAS room 327 (685 Commonwealth Avenue)