VFX Techniques: Space Scene 01 Maya Animation and Dynamic Simulation

VFX Techniques: Space Scene 01 Maya Animation and Dynamic Simulation

VFX Techniques: Space Scene 01 Maya Animation and Dynamic Simulation is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, produced by an expert, Lee Lanier. This tutorial is a critical step for a person who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation talent. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, Maya, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects and Maya.

Free Download - VFX Techniques: Space Scene 01 Maya Animation and Dynamic Simulation
Author Lee Lanier
Publish Date 1/31/2014
Skill Intermediate
Duration 3h 8m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 34
Last Update N/A

Take a journey to another world with Lee Lanier and learn how to animate and render a professional-looking space scene with Maya. In this course, the first in a two-part series, Lee provides you with two prebuilt models, a spaceship and an asteroid, which you’ll keyframe to create a near-miss meeting in an orbit around an alien planet. You’ll also add cameras, light your scene, and set up render layers and mental ray render passes to give the animation color and depth. Last, Lee shows you how to focus the ship’s laser beam on the asteroid, shattering its surface with a dynamic simulation and kicking up clouds of space dust with nParticles, and then render your results.

Topics include:

  • Animating the spaceship and asteroid
  • Animating cameras to follow the action
  • Setting key and fill lights
  • Creating layers for the sun, stars, and planet
  • Setting up shadow and lighting layers
  • Creating mental ray render passes
  • Exploding geometry in a dynamic simulation
  • Attaching nParticle emitter to bodies
  • Batch rendering render layers

VFX Techniques: Space Scene 01 Maya Animation and Dynamic Simulation : Video Lessons

  • Welcome28s
  • Using the exercise files2m 54s
  • Preview of the project52s
  • Overview of the Maya scene file3m 18s
  • Checking preferences4m 7s
  • Creating the motion path reference3m 14s
  • Animating the ship6m 54s
  • Fine-tuning with the Graph Editor7m 37s
  • Reviewing animations with Playblast4m 12s
  • Animating a camera to follow6m 46s
  • Animating the asteroid5m 19s
  • Finalizing the ship and camera animation6m 2s
  • Setting the key light6m 33s
  • Adding a fill light4m 12s
  • Creating layers for the sun, stars, and planet5m 9s
  • Customizing renders with layer overrides10m 3s
  • Batch rendering render layers3m 41s
  • Using material overrides9m 21s
  • Setting up a shadow layer7m 23s
  • Setting up lighting layers6m 51s
  • Creating mental ray render passes9m 13s
  • Test rendering mental ray render passes5m 40s
  • Adding the final color pass3m 7s
  • Shattering the asteroid8m 19s
  • Hand animating large pieces9m
  • Shattering with a high shard count7m 7s
  • Converting shards into active rigid bodies7m 3s
  • Adjusting active rigid bodies and adding fields9m 46s
  • Creating an electric blast4m 20s
  • Attaching nParticle emitters to bodies10m 20s
  • Texturing and rendering nParticles6m 3s
  • Next steps31s

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