Category Archives: 3D Animation

Maya – Basic Particle Dissolve Effect

Jfernsler will show you how to use Maya’s nParticles to create a simple “dissolve to dust” effect which employs several very useful, simple and flexible techniques for many other effects you may wish

UV Mapping Fastest and Easiest Way in Maya 2018

Tutorial showing the fastest and easiest way to UV map using the new tools in Maya 2018 combined with a special workflow I developed to speed things up further.

Maya Modelling Secrets – speed up your workflow

In this Maya modelling tutorial, learn some of our top tips for speeding up your modelling work in Autodesk Maya. We cover the use of custom hotkeys, marking menus and general modelling


Autodesk has finally released a new version of one of their most used program in the film and animation industry. Autodesk MotionBuilder has been the industry standard tool for motion capture data

Speed up the rigging process in Maya with automatic centering for joint placement.

Building a skeleton for your character can at times be tricky; you may start drawing your joints only to find that they’re going to the origin. This results in having to keep

Rendering Paint Effects with Arnold in Maya 2018

A brief description of the process for preparing Paint Effects objects for rendering in Arnold. A brief introduction to Paint Effects is also included.

Maya Snow Simulation with nParticles

Make a snow simulation with nParticles and render it in Arnold inside of Maya.

Maya: nParticles to Polgyons to MASH

Particles can be generated within seconds. The result is an amazingly vivid animation without a single keyframe. However, if you want to refine the particle geometry, you need to convert the particles

Simulate liquid objects that keep their shape – Maya 2018 – Bifröst

This is a short tutorial how you can use Maya’s Bifröst to create liquid shapes that behave like a liquid on collision or with forces, but that still return to their original

Autodesk Maya 2018 – Motion Graphics MASH webinar

Maya 2018 Motion graphics webinar looking at the newest features in MASH – the motion graphics toolset now included with Maya.