• Thursday , 4 June 2020

Earth Tutorial for Maya: Intermediate Level

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Update: It seems some people are angry at me for not going at a reasonable pace. Please be aware, this video is aimed at intermediate level users, if you are a beginner I don’t think this video is for you.

I’m an aspiring 3D artist who wants to share some of what I’ve learnt back to the community!
This is my first tutorial, here I’m covering how to make earth from space using Maya 2015.

NASA’s Blue Marble textures: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_cat.php?categoryID=1484


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  1. Adam T
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Dude it's not flat?

  2. Tyler Matthew Harris
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    In the 2018 release of YouTube they included a pause button. I think you can rewind and slow down playback but I haven't figured that out. Computers are hard. Are there any more tutorials on the internet? Can you do a tutorial on how to life?

  3. Divine Okos
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    great tutorial, but its too fast and some things are not clear. how did you get the earth_layered_matte. in 26.57 ,you never showed us how you did it

  4. eviscero
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Could you go a little faster? I can still see some of the steps you are doing. Maybe make it a quadrupedal shot of espresso before recording the next one.

  5. SuicidalCookie
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Thankyou mate, great tut, sure its fast but there is a thing called pausing so it was easy enough to follow along

  6. Marble League
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Remember kids, Maya is a multi-thousand-dollar piece of software. Unless you're on a VPN, your ISP can see if you download it illegally, and you can get into a lot of trouble. Piracy is bad, mmkay?

  7. SatDeep
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Even you did fast i just loved it…you are inspirational man.. i would love to meet you soon as soon as i become a 3D artist.. keep up the work man..

  8. Propergander Productions
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    so with all these textures, say if im usuing arnold or mental ray ill use those materials instead of labert?

  9. Zircon Tweezers
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    and this supposed to be a tutorial !?

  10. CiniCraft
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Maya is too damn confusing compared to 3Ds Max…

  11. Josiah Davison
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    I wasted an hour finding out what a Poly Sphere was . . .

  12. Erik Ruiz Photography
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    excellent tutorial!

  13. George & Delia Adventure Channel
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Good job ! But you do not know how to do tutorial, very fast without any explanation.

  14. ctrlVeat
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Can you (or someone) explain why there's a need for an Earth proxy and not just use two spheres (1 for earth texture and 1 for the clouds) ?

  15. Voyager
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Got a great result, cant seem to get the cloud shadow to work though.

  16. Ivan Barz
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    can i ask what is the earth proxy for ?

  17. James J
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    how long did this take to render?

  18. Sascha Gammeter
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Very nice tutorial, thanks. The same for Maya 2017 with Arnold would be nice.

  19. DroneGrinder
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Dont go fast, go clear and factfull.

  20. Just Joshin'
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    You are not the best at explaining things…. So you make a tutorial?

  21. Jon Thor
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    I don't use hotkeys (It takes awhile from the methodical) And I still understand it.

  22. jacob shingles
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Can you supply the texture files you used for this? When I go on the Nasa site and try and use the ones there they are blurry and chopped up. Did you patch them together in photoshop?

  23. ichi tensho
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Hey LumanoidAU Great stuffs almost made it all the way , i just have a small problem.
    in my clouds after the node connecting part i did it and went well but the only thing is that i dont have any Cloud Shadows, any thoughts ? did i missed to tick something ? thanks !

  24. DaniXks
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Hey, I just happened to find this video again and I thought about leaving a comment. πŸ™‚
    Sometime while learning Maya 2 years ago, I wanted to create planet Earth and this tutorial helped me so much.
    These days I had to use 3ds Max to make a planet and I just liked to play this video in the background while doing it, the classic music and you trying to achieve the same result kept me in good humor all the time haha!!
    So thank you very much for this πŸ˜€
    p.s. I prefer Maya!

  25. SEBatman
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Thank you so much for your tutorial! Very helpful πŸ™‚

  26. Reelworthy
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Thanks a million. Helped me tons : ) Perfect pace for intermediate users. Keep em coming man! Worked along with you and it is a great looking start. I'm going to do bump and it will good enough for me ; )

  27. Inter Flash
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    i don't have the mia_material_x, is there an other one i can use with the same properties?

  28. Diogo Homenick Brito Dalla Corte
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Can you remake that tuto with 2016 maya? pls

  29. NerdyBirdy
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    This was great man! Appreciate you sharing your techniques. There were many nodes that you used that I hadn't thought of before. Gives me tons of ideas – keep up the good work. Cheers!

  30. Giovanni Degli Esposti
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    best tutorial soundtrack ever πŸ˜€

  31. Ben Ods
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    sorry, but the sound is awful. often it does not understand what you say because you do whispering and do not explain the steps you do

  32. Ast Eternal
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    pretty good, just tried it in '17, but Arnold doesn't support a lot of the methods you used, such as different shaders, ramps, etc

  33. Justus Lowry
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Anyone complaining about the speed of this tutorial needs to use the pause/play button more! You're not going to create the same result in the 40 minutes that the tutorial is delivered in. You're going to have to pause and rewind and follow along at your own pace. If you do, you'll produce the same results he's teaching.

    The internet is always angry, LumanoidAU. Don't pay attention to it. This is a wonderful tutorial that produces exceptional results! Thank you!

  34. Alex Chambers
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    I am an advanced user and I found that your techniques were grand. Many people connect a MR shader to a Maya surface shader before plugging it into a layered shader, but you did it by connecting the diffuse color directly to the layer input. Nice! However, please do not think that speed is synonymous with intermediate or even advanced. There are far more advanced tutorials that manage to move at a consistent and moderate pace. Still, any problems with this tutorial can be attributed to the fact that you said it was your first one. This was made two years ago and if you are still making tutorials I am sure you have improved. Cheers!

  35. Ollie Williams
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Awesome tutorial, definitely one of the best on the internet for making a realistic Earth.

  36. Zenovarse
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02


  37. Troll Face
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Terrible. too fast. blurry. can;'t udnerstand him. stopped watching at
    1:37. This is NOT a tutorial. This is a bloke masturbating to himself. I
    bet he isslightly Aspergic as well

  38. El Pollo
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Thanks !
    I'm gonna do the intro of universals studios πŸ˜€

  39. Richard van Brunschot
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    It says intermediate level, for all of you complaining that the tutorial is hard to follow. Get your skills up then come back.

  40. Morrissey Alexander
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Dude! Love the tutorial great work! the final result is beautiful and I personally love the speed at which you work keeps this from being a 2 hour tutorial. I also love your tid bits of humor. This tutorial is perfect too I needed this for a project I am working on. I'm excited to subscribe and check out more of your stuff good sir keep it up!

  41. Raymond Doetjes
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    When your camera is too dark even with aperture open, you need to either raise ISO or shutter speed. Increasing the censor size is not really an appropriate thing — yeah it does work larger censors are more light sensitive. But usually you don't go over a 35mm or very occasionally a 70mm censor.

    But that's optics, your maya knowledge is incredible and I learned a lot, I just come from Modo and shading in Modo is so much easier — once you understand their approach I guess. So I am relearning a lot of trivial stuff and your video did the trick!

  42. Torey Alvarez
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Hey bro, I just want to Thank you for making an Intermediate Level tutorial, there are way too many beginner tuts out there with nothing for us more advance users to learn from, except for the master classes, and they can be overwhelming sometimes
    So Thanks man!

  43. Andreo De cosso
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    there are no tutorials for maya + Vray????

  44. Victor Creed
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Amazing tut.Thank you.

  45. Jacob Mistela
    August 3, 2018 at 12:02

    Dude thank you so much! I had to go through your video twice (thats like 9 hrs+ for me lol) to get this right, but in the end its the only tutorial that helped me.

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