Autodesk Maya Animation

In this course, you will learn the major functions of Autodesk Maya Animation to create interactive 3D applications and visual effects.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Course Length: 25 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Animation
  • Rigging, Constraints, and Deformers
  • Paint Effects
  • Rendering
  • Particle System
  • Introduction to nParticles
  • Fluids
  • nHair
  • Fur
  • Bullet Physics

Course Description

Autodesk Maya is a 3D software that enables you to create realistic 3D models and visual effects with much ease. Used to create interactive 3D applications, Maya is a comprehensive toolset that allows you to realize your creative vision. In this course, you will learn the major functions of Animation in Maya.

To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend you review every topic .within the course and take advantage of the different tools and activities to help to ensure you retain the important information within. We also encourage you to take all the progress tests to ensure you have retained the knowledge, and most importantly practice with the hundreds of real-world, Let Me Try examples.

Course Outline

Autodesk Maya Animation Course Outline


  • Animation Types
  • Animation Controls
  • Creating Animations
  • Animation Menus
  • Animation Menus II
  • Animation Menus III
  • Animation Menus IV
  • Animation Layers
  • Animation Layers II

Rigging, Constraints, and Deformers

  • Bones, Joints, and Deformers
  • Deformer Tools
  • Applying Constraints
  • Adding Constraint to Animation Layers
  • Skinning an Object and Muscle Deformer
  • Set Driven Key

Paint Effects

  • Working with the Visor Window
  • Working with the Paint Effects Window
  • Working with the Paint Effects Window II


  • Renderers
  • Renderers II

Particle System

  • Creating Particles
  • Creating Emitters
  • Particles
  • Creating Effects

Introduction to nParticles

  • Creating nParticles
  • Creating nParticles II


  • Classification of Fluid Effects
  • Working with Fluid Containers
  • Fluid Components and Effects


  • nHair
  • Simulating nHair


  • Creating Fur with Maya
  • Creating Fur with Maya II

Bullet Physics

  • Bullet Objects
  • Bullet Objects II

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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