Autodesk Maya Basics Guide Introduction

In this video author Kelly L. Murdock walks you through the Autodesk Maya 2018 Interface. Learn more at

Written by renowned author and 3D artist, Kelly L. Murdock, Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide is designed to give new users a solid understanding of the fundamental skills needed to create beautiful 3D models and stunning animations with Autodesk Maya. Using clear and easy to follow instructions this book will guide you through learning all the major features of Maya. The text is complemented by accompanying video instruction that’s included with each book. Each chapter has a corresponding video tutorial that introduces you to the topics and allows you to watch and learn how functions are performed in a way that a text alone cannot do.

1. Learning the Maya Interface
2.Controlling the View Panel
3.Working with Objects
4. Drawing and Editing Curves
5. Working with NURBS Surfaces
6. Creating and Editing Polygon Objects
7. Assigning Materials and Textures
8. Adding Paint Effects
9. Using Cameras and Lights
10. Animating with Keyframes
11. Working with Characters
12. Animating with Dynamics
13. Rendering a Scene
14. Using MEL Scripting


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