Introduction to 3D Modelling with Maya

This course will be delivered online.

3D Modelling and Animation are now involved in many industries such as computer games, filmmaking, architecture, interior and product design.

This course gives an introduction to the exciting world of 3D content creation,
while emphasizing its connection to the creative thought process.

Course Content

Students will learn an introductory overview of the 3D workflow: modeling, texturing, animation, lighting and rendering.

Introduction to Maya
The Maya interface and work spaces
3D modelling of basic shapes
Adding Materials - Colour, Surface and Texture
How to texture with imported images - e.g scanned paintings, photos, online libraries
How Lighting works and types of Light
Cameras, Rendering and How to output models
Short intro to how animation works

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

You will need to have good computer skills and ideally existing skills from a software application such as Photoshop, Sketchup, AutoCad, InDesign or other design or CAD related programmes.

First Class Requirements

Pen and notebook

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is essential to ensure you make progress on this short course.

Assessment Methods

Constructive feedback will be given on work carried out on the course to support your development.
You will need to complete an ILP

Further Study Options

You can progress to other Adobe or 3D related courses including:
Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop
Autodesk Introduction
Sketchup Introduction

Additional Information

For this course, upon enrolment you will be provided a letter as proof of
eligibility for Educational Software discounts or licenses for the Autodesk Education Plan
You will then be able to download Maya with the education license.
Please note it is your responsibility to check your PC/Mac Meets the system requirements
as outlined on the Autodesk

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Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.