Maya: Creating Robo

Maya: Unedited Walk Through Tutorials

In This Class You’ll Access…
Watch the creation of the Robo character from modelling all the way through to animation and the final render. This tutorial walk through is in real time and completely unscripted and unedited, Andrew talks you through many of the concepts in real time over many hours. All 3d by Andrew Silke, character invented by Guy Jamieson, Illustrated by Deanna Hewitt.

See the concepts of the Generalist Intermediate Course put into practice with this production ready character modelled, UV’d, animated, rigged, lit and comped in this real time walk through designed for those that enjoy slow full featured tutorial demonstrations.

1. Model Blocking (1:25hrs)
2. Applying Lighting And Shaders (21mins)
3. Head Modelling Detail (2:27hrs)
4. Torso Modelling Detail (56mins)
5. Feet Modelling Detail (56mins)
6. Mesh Cleanup And Rig Preparation (52mins)
7. Rigging Deformation (1:05hrs)
8. UVs, Rig Clean (1:55hrs)
9. Rig Update, Poses And Pipeline Project Setup (1:09hrs)
10. Renderman Studio Lighting (1:06hrs)
11. Renderman Shader Setup, AOV and Render (1:36hrs)
12. Compositing And Grading in After Effects (0:51mins)
13. Animation Preparation (0:39mins)
14. Animation Block (1:00hr)
15. Animation Polish (2:28hrs)
16. Final Render And Output (1:24hrs)

Please refer back to the Generalist Intermediate Course for clarification on topics as this walkthrough is a demonstration of the concepts taught in those classes. The Generalist Intermediate Course teaches you how to build your own characters.

Running Time: 20:18 hrs
Software: Maya 2017
Renderman v21
After Effects 2017

Instructor: Andrew Silke

Class Time: 20:18 hrs

1. Blocking The Model (1:25 hrs)

1.1 – Blocking Robo (1:25 hrs)

2. Viewport 2.0 Shader Setup (21 mins)

2.1 – Shaders And Lights (21 mins)

3. Modelling Head Details (2:27 hrs)

3.1 – Head Details 01 (1:02 hrs)
3.2 – Head Details 02 (1:24 hrs)

4. Modelling The Body Details (56 mins)

4.1 – Torso Details (56 mins)

5. Feet Details (58 mins)

5.1 – Feet Detail (58 mins)

6. Mesh Cleanup And Rig Preparation (52 mins)

6.1 – T-Pose Obj Prep (26 mins)
6.2 – Tech Clean Check (26 mins)

7. Rigging Robo (1:05 hrs)

7.1 – Rig Proxies (28 mins)
7.2 – Skinning (10 mins)
7.3 – Controls And Rebuild (25 mins)

8. Robo UVs (1:55 hrs)

8.1 – Save Skinning (16 mins)
8.2 – Head Unwrap (20 mins)
8.3 – Torso/Feet UVs (23 mins)
8.4 – Extras/UV Layout (43 mins)
8.5 – Import Skin Weights (10 mins)

9. Rig Update, Poses And Pipeline Project Setup (1:09 hrs)

9.1 – Update The Rig (9:03 mins)
9.2 – Pipeline 2 Setup (23 mins)
9.3 – Saving Pose Clips (37 mins)

10. Renderman Studio Lighting (1:06 hrs)

10.1 – Renderman Rig (11 mins)
10.2 – RMan Scene Setup (16 mins)
10.3 – Rman Lighting (38 mins)

11. Renderman Shader Setup, AOV and Render (1:36 hrs)

11.1 – Shader Setup (34 mins)
11.2 – Tweak Lights Shaders (17 mins)
11.3 – Render Passes, Rendering (31 mins)
11.4 – Final Frames AE Setup (13 mins)

12. Compositing And Grading in After Effects (51 mins)

12.1 – Composite, Mattes, Grading (28 mins)
12.2 – Glows and Custom Masks (22 mins)

13. Animation Preparation (39 mins)

13.1 – Render Shaders On Rig (22 mins)
13.2 – Anim Scene Ref Setup (17 mins)

14. Animation Block (1:00 hrs)

14.1 – Animation Block (53 mins)
14.2 – Mirror Animation (6:36 mins)

15. Animation Polish (2:28 hrs)

15.1 – Polish Pass 01 (1:08 hrs)
15.2 – Polish Pass 02 (1:11 hrs)
15.3 – Final Tweaks (8:28 mins)

16. Final Render And Output (1:24 hrs)

16.1 – Run Rendering (30 mins)
16.2 – AE Composite Run (21 mins)
16.3 – Vimeo/Youtube Publish (9:33 mins)
16.4 – .gif Animation Facebook (11 mins)
16.5 – Wireframe Showreel Renders (11 mins)
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