'Transitioning to Maya' – Dublin Training

spherevfx was delighted to run a ‘Transitioning to Maya’ course alongside Screen Training Ireland.

The short course was aided at professional artist working in animation and VFX, who are seeking to transition to Maya from other 3D packages such as Blender, 3DS Max, Houdini or Softimage.


During the course we covered a number of subjects including:

  • History of Maya
  • Maya’s User Interface
  • Nodes, the backbone of Maya
  • Editors
  • Polygon Modelling
  • Pixar’s OpenSubDivs
  • Curves and Surfaces
  • Animation
  • Working with Keyframes
  • Deformers
  • Graph Editor
  • Dope Sheet
  • Shaders and Texturing
  • Working with the HyperShader
  • Lighting
  • Light Effects
  • Image Based Lighting
  • Global Illumination
  • Camera
  • Film Back vs. Resolution
  • Depth of Field
  • Environments
  • Rendering
  • Mental Ray Settings
  • Render Layers and Passes
  • nParticles
  • nCloth