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Autodesk Maya Animation Essentials

3D modeling has transformed filmmaking, game designing, product designing, and architecture. 'Autodesk Maya Animation Essentials' will help you explore the exciting and visually-stunning world of 3D content creation using Autodesk Maya. We will help you explore 3D modeling techniques and become a professional 3D animation expert in the Animation, Visual Effects, and Gaming industry.

This Course is in English
Course Includes
  • 10 Modules
  • 59 Sub Topics
  • 7 Hours of Video
  • 10 Exercise files
  • 39 Quiz
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  • 5 Assignments
  • 2 Mentor Sessions
  • 2 Portfolio Projects
  • Placement Assistance
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Skills you will learn
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Course Brief

Learn to create 3d Animation in Autodesk Maya, mastering principles of animation. 

Autodesk Maya creates 3D animations for applications (including video games), animated films, TV series, and visual effects. Maya enables the users to;

  • Create final output of animation using compatible tools available in Maya. 
  • Helps in creating animation without having skill set of sketching. 
  • The features like animation layers helps in enhancing the productivity.
  • Bring believable characters to life with engaging animation tools.

This course will enable you to learn Basics of animation from scratch for the purpose of creating a 3d animation. The topics based of practical explanations helps you to practice and master the art of animation. The course makes you familiar with all the principles and their practical implementation in your animation. Exercises in this course are as per the industry standards which helps you to setup and build your skills.

Who should take this course?
  • Anyone who has a basic working knowledge of computers can opt for this course.
  • Anyone willing to enter the 3D content design industry with animation skills.
  • Anyone who wants to polish your existing animation skills.
  • Anyone who wants to learn the workflow of 3d animation using Autodesk Maya.
  • Basic knowledge of computer operations
  • It is advisable to have the latest version of Autodesk Maya.
Technical Requirements
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10.
  • Apple® macOS® 11.x, 10.15.x, 10.14.x, 10.13.x operating system
  • Linux® Red Hat® Enterprise 8.2, 7.6-7.9 WS operating system
  • Linux® CentOS 8.2, 7.6-7.9 operating system
  • Pro Certificate
  • ProPlus Certificate


What is Autodesk Maya used for?
Autodesk Maya helps in creating content for interactive 3D applications (including video games), animated films, TV series, and visual effects.
Who uses Autodesk Maya?
Creative digital artists use Autodesk Maya all across the globe in the 3d content creation industry.
Why should I learn Autodesk Maya?
Suppose you want to pursue a career in 3d product design, Animation, VFX, Film Making, etc. Then you must enroll in this course as it is the most commonly used software in all these sectors.
Which version of Maya should be used to practice as per the tutorials?
The latest version of Autodesk Maya is always recommended for learning purposes as it will have all the latest features in it.
Can I get all the work files demonstrated in the videos?
Yes, we term them as exercise files. You can download them and follow the lectures to practice and learn the tool. However, it is recommended not to use these files as a part of your portfolio and go for something unique to demonstrate to your employers.
Which one is more important, assignments or projects?
Both are equally important for your skill development. However, assignments are designed to give you a further understanding of the topic and may not necessarily be the final output-driven. On the other hand, projects are as per the overall software, which will require the implementation of the concepts, skills, and tools covered in the course. The project is entirely output-driven.
Is Autodesk Maya available for both Mac and windows?
Yes, Autodesk Maya is for Mac and windows both.
Are features of Autodesk Maya are similar for Mac and Windows? Or are they different?
Every feature of Maya is identical for Windows and Mac Operating Systems. However, there are few platform-specific differences with shortcut keys.
After doing this course, can I start character animation?
You can create your own 3D character animation, but creating it efficiently with precision needs practice and for that you must devote some time to learn the art.
Why should I use Maya for creating any 3d animation?
Autodesk Maya is an industry-standard tool for almost all 3D verticals like product design, films, games etc. and thus it gives a head start to your journey.
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