Creating Cityscapes in Maya

Creating Cityscapes in Maya

Creating Cityscapes in Maya is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, crafted by the author, Adam Crespi. This study is a critical pillar for a person who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation talent. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Architecture, CAD, Photography, Lighting, Video, Materials, Rendering, Textures, Maya, 3D + Animation, Architecture, CAD, Photography, Lighting, Video, Materials, Rendering, Textures and Maya.

Free Download - Creating Cityscapes in Maya
Author Adam Crespi
Publish Date 10/24/2014
Skill Intermediate
Duration 3h 2m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 30
Last Update N/A

Follow along with Adam Crespi as he designs, models, and renders a detailed cityscape with Maya. After gathering reference materials, Adam designs the basic structure and components of the city in Adobe Illustrator, generating reusable symbols to represent trees, lights, and buildings. With the plan in hand, Adam dives into Maya, creating proxy objects as he lays out the city to scale. Each element is then set up as a reference object and duplicated throughout the scene, using containers and mental ray Proxy objects. The final chapter shows you how to add a matte-painting background to your scene and check the composite in Nuke. Adam also includes a bonus movie featuring a real-world example project: a simulation of a crane moving on a studio backlot.

Topics include:

  • Conceptualizing the city
  • Planning the city in Illustrator
  • Drawing buildings
  • Laying out the city grid and buildings
  • Creating tree and lighting elements
  • Building a reference structure
  • Creating referenced objects
  • Exporting layer markers for compositing

Creating Cityscapes in Maya : Video Lessons

  • Welcome55s
  • What you should know before watching this course40s
  • Using the exercise files2m 13s
  • Studying existing city conditions5m 25s
  • Establishing visually permeable boundaries8m 50s
  • Evolving the city's history and influences7m 34s
  • Evolution, revolution, and revolt: Overlaying construction7m 22s
  • Designing transportation modes7m 13s
  • Creating street-design elements in Adobe Illustrator7m 42s
  • Drawing building volumes for layout7m 59s
  • Creating tree symbols6m 45s
  • Adding lighting to streetlight symbols7m 56s
  • Laying out the city grid and buildings15m 30s
  • Creating a reference structure3m 32s
  • Modeling street modules8m 34s
  • Blocking out building volumes8m 5s
  • Mocking up tree volumes6m 21s
  • Modeling street fixtures7m 16s
  • Creating referenced objects7m 47s
  • Updating and changing references6m 8s
  • Containerizing assets for referencing9m 2s
  • Referencing assets in a scene3m 21s
  • Creating a mental ray proxy for trees10m 12s
  • Establishing matte-painting confines4m 55s
  • Setting up the layer markers for compositing6m 45s
  • Exporting layer markers for compositing6m 30s
  • Implementation case study: Digital backlot crane shot7m 3s
  • Next steps50s

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