Hero Prop Modeling in Maya 101

10 MODULES • ONLINE • LIVE!

Classes Start March 4th!

LIVE, ONLINE PRODUCTION PIPELINE-FOCUSED MODELING FOR MAYA ARTISTS

In this course you’ll learn the art of Hero Prop Modeling in Maya from James Schauf.

This Modeling course will consist of ten modules, each week James will guide you through each module with 1-2 hour pre-recorded lectures. These videos will give you all you will need to know for that week’s assignment. Along with the weekly videos, there will be weekly LIVE reviews with James, going over your work in depth to help you get over any obstacles so you can continue to move forward.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:


Skill Level:  Intermediate

Course Format:  Online

Duration:  10 Weeks 

Lecture Type:  Hybrid (Pre-Recorded and Live Sessions)

Assignment:  Deadlines each week

Feedback:  Live weekly

James will guide you through his 4 Phase approach to modeling which will help improve your speed and quality of modeling while helping to train your artistic eye along the way. The end goal of the class is to have 1 to 2 props complete, meeting industry standards, and ready for your demo reel. 

Estimated time for course work: 8-12 hours per week


BY THE END OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL KNOW:

✓  Good versus bad concepts to model for the class

✓   James’ 4 Phase approach to modeling

   Preparation before getting into Maya

✓   How to avoid bad modeling pitfalls.

   High focus on clean topology and beautiful surface quality.

✓  Using the QuadDraw for modeling.

   Cleaning your scene and model.

✓  Using the QuadDraw for modeling.

What Exactly is the Hero Prop Modeling in Maya course?

Our primary focus will be working on developing your modeling skills to meet the high standards required for working in the industry. Throughout the course, I will help train your artistic eye and helping you to tell the story of your model while learning tips and tricks, if properly implemented, will quicken your workflow and level up your modeling skills. 

At the end of this course, you will have the essential tools to make your work presentable to clients, your leads, and ready for your demo reel.


Here is what you will get:

☆ LifeTime Access to this course.

☆ A Free XMD LifeTime Membership to XMDSource.com is included!

☆ 10 Complete Modules

☆ An immersive community.

☆ All updates are Free

☆ 14 Day Money Back Guarantee

☆ Login Access 24/7

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

• Maya 2018

•  Photo Editing Software (ie Photoshop, Affinity)

•  I will be doing demos using Marmoset Toolbag and Keyshot for final presentations. These programs are NOT required. 

CURRICULUM:

WEEK 1

Project Preparation

☆ Good concepts vs not so good concepts

☆ Gathering references and organization

☆ Mental preparation before modeling 

WEEK 2

Phase 1 Modeling

☆ Project set up and standards 

☆ Phase 1 Modeling expectations and goals 

☆ Workflow guidelines  

WEEK 3

Phase 1 Modeling continued

☆ Refinement 

☆ Separate or Together? 

☆ Phase 2 Modeling preparation 

WEEK 4

Phase 2 Modeling

☆ Phase 2 expectations and goals

☆ Topology do’s and don’t 

☆ Tips and Tricks 

WEEK 5

Phase 2 Modeling continued

☆ Refinement 

☆ Using the QuadDraw Tool 

☆ Phase 1 Detailing prep 

WEEK 6

Phase 1 Detailing

☆ Expectations and Goals

☆ Beveling vs Insert Edgeloop 

☆ Dealing with pesky corners 

☆ Tips and Tricks 

WEEK 7

Phase 1 Detailing continued

☆ Refinement 

☆ Surface quality and troubleshooting 

☆ Tips and Tricks 

WEEK 8

Phase 2 Detailing

☆ Expectations and Goals

☆ Finalizing Model 

☆ Model check and scene clean up 

WEEK 9

Final Presentation

☆ Ways to present your work and how 

☆ Creating a turntable 

☆ Using Maya Playblast 

☆ Marmoset Toolbag DEMO 

☆ Keyshot DEMO 

WEEK 10

Wrap Up

☆ Questions and Answers 

☆ Working in the industry 

☆ Freelance vs on location 

☆ Importance of networking 

☆ Your next project to the next level 

I am Ready to Enroll!

Select a plan below to get started.

All Major Credit Cards and PayPal accepted

ONE PAYMENT
BEST DEAL
$697Save $100 on Early Bird Registration
  • You get access to the following:
  • Early Registration Discount!
  • LifeTime Access to the course.
  • XMD ToolBox Plugin for ZBrush!
  • 10 Weeks of Pre-Recorded Classes
  • 1 Live Class each week
  • Forum Access to interact and post assignments
  • Access to the Private XMD Academy Facebook Group
  • 14 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Live Feedback from the Instructor
  • Free Premium Membership LifeTime Access to XMDSource.com
  • 1 on 1 Tutoring Available at Discounted Rate
ON DEMAND
COMING SOON!
$297One Time Payment
  • You get access to the following:
  • Early Registration Discount!
  • LifeTime Access to the course.
  • 10 AMAZING Modules
  • 10 Weeks of Pre-Recorded Classes
  • 1 Live Class each week
  • Forum Access to interact and post assignments
  • Access to the Private XMD Academy Facebook Group
  • 14 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Live Feedback from the Instructor
  • Free Premium Membership LifeTime Access to XMDSource.com
  • 1 on 1 Tutoring Available at Discounted Rate

Register for the XMD Academy Newsletter

Fill out my online form

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

I have over 8 years of experience as an artist working in multiple areas of the entertainment industry such as film, television, fashion and technology. In doing so I’ve been able to work for clients and projects including: Disney Animation Studios, Moana, Big Hero 6, Legacy Effects, Iron Man 2, Psyop, Microsoft, Clash of Clans, Skechers, Aaron Sims Company, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Paramount Pictures and most recently Apple. I have taken on a variety of different roles throughout my career from freelance artist, modeling team member, Visual Development modeler, and as a Modeling Supervisor.  

My passion runs the full spectrum of modeling and texturing and this is reflected in my own work. I’m always looking for ways to become the best artist I can be and always looking to better my workflow, quality and speed and helping others to do the same. I have been able to help others by being an instructor for almost 6 years. I have had the privilege of passing on my knowledge and experience to students who are wanting to succeed in the industry.