Autodesk Maya Basic OnLine Training Course

DescriptionWhat is Autodesk Maya?Autodesk® Maya® is a powerful 3D application that allows you to create amazing CG images for video games, visual effects or any other 3D project by using its modeling, animation, simulation and rendering tools.What is The Maya Fundamentals Course ?

This is an intensive Training Program that will teach you step by step all you need to know about the main features of Autodesk’s® Maya® software. After finishing this training program you will have a complete understanding of the application.

In this complete program you are not only going to be watching Tutorials, you will be actually creating amazing 3d Objects and animations with help from your teachers.

What should I expect at the end of this program?

At the end of this Autodesk ® Maya ® basic course you will be able to work without fear in any project involving 3D animation or modeling.

Why should you study at CardanFX Studios?

  • Experienced artists and trainers working in the entertaintment insdustry for more than 17 years.
  • We are not a how to do an effect tutorial site. In CardanFX you are always working with your projects and not by our teachers, you really have to get your hands durty and this makes your learning process a lot more effective.
  • Learn at your own pace but with somebody always guiding you through the entire program. We are always ready to help with any topic related to your OnLine classes by phone, google hang outs, email, Skype or even facebook.
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee. If After 2 weeks of training you feel like this is not the right course for you, we’ll give you your money back.*



Session 01

  • Workspace
  • Navigation
  • 3D World


  • Creative Workspace
Session 02

  • Maya 2013 Modeling Tools
  • NURBS, Polygons, Primitives and Normals
  • Modeling with NURBS
  • Modeling with Polygons
  • 3D Modeling Techniques


  • Polygon Models
  • Modeling with Surfaces
  • “The Robot Project”
Session 03
Introduction to the Hypershade in Maya 2013.

  • Introduction to the Hypershade.
  • Materials
  • Textures
  • Creating & applying materials in Maya.
  • Hyper networks
  • Working with 3D and procedural Textures


  • My first Interior design.
Session 04

  • What is light and why we need it
  • Available lights in Maya 13
  • Using shadows and understanding ray tracing.
  • Parameters
  • Networking and Linking Lights
  • Creating Effects
  • Volumetric light
  • The Three Point Light Technique


  • Lighting a Scene
Session 05

  • Basics of Animation
  • Frames, Keys and Interpolation
  • Basic Animation Techniques
  • Relationships & Expressions
  • Bones and Rigging


  • Animating an action Scene
  • Rigging a character
Session 06

  • Introduction to Maya Rendering
  • Maya, Mental Ray and other Render Engines
  • Output
  • Cameras and Resolution
  • Render Quality Settings
  • Other Important Settings
  • The Render window
  • Batch render in Maya 13


  • Rendering Your Final Scenes


  • You must be the age of majority in your country in order to apply. If you are a minor your parent or guardian should apply for you.
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  • Fill out the application form and send it back to us.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  • Wait for a response (Up to 48 hours)
If accepted If not
  • Pay tuition according with the program
  • Read instructions and policies about our training
  • Review materials needed to complete the course
  • Start learning!
  • Review the application and submit again.
  • If the reason is because there is not enough room in the course you can change your application to the next upcoming course available.

Technical requirements:

  • High speed internet service (1M recommended)
  • PC or MAC with the following specifications : Recent generation processor 32 ( 64-bit Recommended), 2 GB in RAM Memory (4 recommended), 100 GB free space in hard drive.

Software Requirements:

  • Unity 5 (Unity 5 Pro)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Office/Oracle Open Office

Note: Minimum requirements may change without notice. Please contact our IT department if you have any question regarding this subject. We don’t sell or provide software licences.

Unity 3D can be downloaded for free from the developer website.


  • Official CardanFX certificate
  • Portfolio properly organized with projects created during the training.

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All your information will remain confidential, it will never be shared with anyone. It will be used only to support your application by giving us an idea of what your aptitudes are.
Monthly payments are subject to approval. “100% satisfaction guaranteed” if 14 days after classes, you feel that our system does not meet your expectations you will get all tuition payments back with no hassles.This offer does not apply on courses with special discount.
Starts : November 23
Duration: 12 Weeks
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Technical Theory
  • 3D Navigation
  • Geometry
  • Manipulation of 3D objects
  • Basics of organic modeling
  • Fundamentals of computer animation
  • Creation of CG images
  • 3D Software VS 2D
  • What are NURBS and Polygons.
  • Form, color, texture and perspective
  • The creative process of 3D scenes
  • Basic 3D animation terminology
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