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Course: CHARACTER GENERALIST INTMD

Andrew takes you through the entire character pipeline, modeling through to animation and lighting. Designed for one university semester this course will allow you to build your own characters and start animating! If you’re at a school/university you can contact us to have this course as a text book for your subject, if not no problems get started straight away.

Choose your own cartoon character and animate it so that it’s running with a unique personality. You’ll cover the disciplines Modelling, UVs, Texture, Viewport 2.0 Lighting, simple rigging, auto rigging, skinning and animation. This isn’t about hand holding you through a recipe, and it’s not a shortcut promising that you’ll “Learn Maya In A Day”. You’ll learn properly with structured step by step fundamentals from a professionally customised toolset.

Instructor: Andrew Silke (Avatar, Gravity, Harry Potter)
Software: Maya (free PLE), Mudbox (free PLE), Photoshop (optional)

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Free Classes From The Professional 3d course, One Path.
FREE CLASS 1hr: Polygon Tools

Maya’s Polygon tools are covered on this page, cut, merge, mirror, extrude, bevel, quad draw and more. All the must use tools to get started. (1hr 03mins)

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FREE CLASS: Viewport Shaders 1

The Fundamentals Of Viewport 2.0 Shaders starts here. We’ll cover attributes like diffuse, specular, transparency and fresnel reflections. (40 mins)

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FREE CLASS 1hr: Zoo Auto Rig

Create a ZooTools Biped Rig fast with this biped proxy setup that lets you build and rebuild the rig effortlessly. (1hr 08mins)

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FREE CLASS 1hr: Skinning 1

Foundations Of Skinning in Maya. We’ll learn about the component editor, paint weights tool. Assigning weights and scripted tools. (42 mins)

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FREE CLASS: Anim Pose Workflow

Speed up our animation with selection set and pose workflows. Handy scripted tools like ZooTools selection Set Marking menu and the Make Hold hotkey. (43mins)

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FREE CLASS 1hr: Graph Editor

Maya Graph Editor Fundamentals covers all the main graph editor functions, tangent types, move/scale/copy, and many other graph editor tools. (55mins)

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Online Mentoring

Would you like to be taught directly by Andrew? SIGN UP for private online classes that’ll push your limits as an 3d artist and get you to the more advanced areas not yet available on the site.

SEE the work created by Andrew’s students from his mentoring. Students build all assets animate and light their own work. Can be used in conjunction with current study and other courses too. Perfect for 3d graduates wanting to stay motivated and continue their journey to employment.




Andrew's a rare talent in today’s industry. He's that envious combination of being a stellar artist but also having the technical prowess to understand what’s going on “under the hood”. He has a great approach to teaching industry standards and techniques and always provides clear, concise examples when demonstrating them. I’ve been in the industry for over 3 years now and I owe a lot of my success to Andrew. I cannot recommend him highly enough if you wish to pursue a path to entering the industry.- Ex Student, Ben Begiel (Weta)
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About Create 3d Characters
Confused by hours of tutorials that don’t deliver? Get to the heart of 3d with our single path that allows you to make great work without the clutter. Create your own projects with clarity to create 3d, modelling through to animation and compositing.

Our tools and courses will enable you to use the software as professionals do… no more Vanilla Maya, we’ve customised it for you. No more random tutes that work against you. These courses are designed as a whole, with a step by step structure that’s sequenced to have you build your arsenal of 3d skills. The training for 3d guns, using the software as used in the industry. One pathway, one pro pipeline. Get Create 3d Characters!

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3D CLASSES IN SYDNEY

Mentor classes now available in Sydney with instructor Andrew Silke (Gravity, Avatar and Harry Potter). Andrew demonstrates modern 3d workflows which simplify the entire 3d process in step by step classes. Create your own 3d project to pro levels.

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