ALL OUR COURSES ARE HELD IN ITALIAN.

IT IS THEREFORE NECESSARY TO HAVE GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITALIAN LANGUACE
(WRITTEN AND ORAL, AT LEAST B2 LEVEL)

MAYA 3D COURSE

Complete course in 3D Computer Graphics.

Modeling, 3D Animation and Rendering in Autodesk Maya.

Autodesk Maya is one of the best and most versatile 3D computer graphics software. Our Maya 3D course is tailored for anyone who is willing to enter the world of computer graphics by learning how to use one of the most used software products in production studios around the world.

Our Maya course approaches the complex world of 3D computer graphics from the very beginning, so no prior knowledge is required. This educational path starts from the study of the software interface and the basic tools involved, and progressively moves to the more complex and specific stages: from modeling to surfacing and from rigging to animation.

This gradual approach will enable students to grow familiar and gain confidence with the software and develop specific technical skills to help them fully express their creativity.

PRE-REQUIREMENTS

Basic computer knowledge.

START OF COURSE

Start date: 14 March 2022
Duration: 3 months
(Limited enrolment course – places available)

CERTIFICATION ISSUED

Official Autodesk Certification
Official V-Ray Certification, Chaos Group
The Rainbow Academy Certification of Attendance

TEACHING METHOD

Rainbow Academy is the only Italian reality that blends formation and work, because it is set within a proper International Production Industry.
It is a perfect mix of the reality of a workplace such as that of the Rainbow group, and the professionalism of its teachers, all established professionals, who guide their students step by step in creating their own productions. The Academy’s students receive first-hand experience of all the production stages and complete materials that will be featured in their own Portfolios.

 

GOALS AND SKILLS

Our Maya 3D course provides for a complete knowledge of the main 3D computer graphics software in the world: Autodesk MAYA.
The educational path aims at giving the students all the necessary tools to independently perform 3D modeling, animation and rendering, by way of lessons that alternate theory with practice.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our full Maya 3D course represents a fundamental first step towards professional formation for all those who want to pursue a high-profile career in the world of 3D computer graphics.
Our educational path forms 3D artists who can then choose whether to specialize in 3D Production or in the creation of Assets for the world of Movies or Videogames.

CGI Production: Asset creation for 3D production and Animation
Gaming Industry: Asset creation for videogames
Commercial: TV Commercial Graphics

DIDACTIC
PROGRAMME

INTRODUCTION TO AUTODESK MAYA 3D

Starting from the basic principles of graphic design, our students are guided through the main stages of Asset modeling. The teaching of the actual technical tool is coupled with real production practice, with the aim of understanding and applying the basic concept of 3D production.

  • Learning the technical tool
  • 3D software navigation
  • Practical use of the main modeling tools
  • Basics and tools of polygonal modeling
  • Introduction to UV
  • Sculpt tool
  • Blendshapes

SURFACING

This module focuses on learning how to use Photoshop and Mudbox software and of all the tools and potential of 3D texturing.

  • Photoshop: raster images, interface, and Photoshop’s main tools, non-destructive work
  • Surfacing: principles of Texturing and Shading
  • Lighting, Material Properties
  • Hypershade
  • V-Ray Material Properties
  • Maya’s main nodes
  • Texturing practice tests
  • Painting with Mudbox
  • Finalizing Assets in Maya
  • Render Settings
  • Texturing and shading practice tests

RIGGING

By way of Autodesk Maya 3D software, students will be taught the secrets of rigging, which imply the learning of the tools and production techniques that make objects move within a 3D environment.

  • Introduction to the principles of rigging
  • Connections
  • Naming convention, joint, deformers
  • fk – ik switch/span>
  • Rig settings
  • Skinning
  • Finalizing rig & autorig

ANIMATION

Theoretical and practical understanding of the basics of animation and the application of its main principles.

    • Introduction to animation
    • Layout
    • Blocking stage
    • Blocking pt2 + introduction to the concept of refinin
    • Refining
    • Finishing and exporting animated material

V-RAY: LIGHTING, MATERIALS AND RENDERING

The module in Rendering in V-Ray is mainly focused on the management of lighting and render setup

  • V-Ray interface and interaction with Maya
  • Direct and indirect Light and exposure
  • Basic lighting and V-Ray lighting in Maya
  • Evaluation of V-Ray parameters, Overrides and render element
  • GI (GI calculation method)
  • Render Pass and layer management

CERTIFICATION

AUTODESK CERTIFICATION

Rainbow Academy is a certified Autodesk formation structure, both an ATC – Authorized Training Center and an ACC – Autodesk Certification Center.

At the end of the course, students will receive the internationally recognized official Autodesk Certification.

CHAOS GROUP CERTIFICATION: V-RAY

Rainbow Academy is also an Authorized Training Center for the teaching of V-Ray, certified by Chaos Group.
Students will receive the Official V-Ray Certification.

RECAP MASTER

DURATION: 3 months

HOURS: 100 hours of Training, Practice and Workshop

CALENDAR: 3 times a week
h: 15.00 – 18.00
Online

SOFTWARE: Autodesk Maya – Mudbox – Photoshop – VRay

COST: €  1.990 (including legal fees)