Maya Tutorial – Making Jellyfish. This 3d tutorial goes through the steps to model, texture, animate and add Paint Effects tentacles using Autodesk Maya. The following topics are discussed: Creating surfaces, Transforming objects and components, Basic texturing, Nonlinear deformers and keyframe animation, The Graph Editor for modifying animation curves, Adding tentacles with Paint Effectsto a jellyfish. This final image was created by compositing the single jellyfish a number of times to populate the scene. Before you start: This tutorial requires Maya scene files. If you haven’t installed the tutorial files go to the “Try Maya” section of the “Taste of Maya” CDROM to install.
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