It’s been absolutely ages since we sat down with a bunch of talented Maya artists and bugged them for tips, which is a shame as Maya has undergone quite the transformation over the last few years. Thankfully, we’ve remedied this and sapped an amazing collective of Maya pros of their considerable expertise to get you firing on all cylinders in Autodesk’s flagship software.
Oscars season is upon us once again, and although the world will be shouting about the great feature film VFX moments of the year, there will be, as always, a superb array of short animated pictures on show. Combine the Academy Awards with Annecy, Animago, the Annies and more, and there’s a huge amount of platforms for you to show off your short film prowess. Find out from previous winners of major competitions all the key things you need to take into account when putting together your own award winner.
And if you’re still hungry for knowledge, check out our pro tutorials in Blender, ZBrush, Clarisse and more, plus learn how to build your own workstation with the help of our expert guide. Enjoy the mag!
This issue there are also over 4GB of resources courtesy of some really cool people to download for free from FileSilo.co.uk when you buy the magazine.
Your free downloads this month are:
• Huge, premium HDR maps courtesy of CGAxis to use in your work
• Three CGAxis food models
• Hours of quality video tuition from our tutorial experts
• 25 Awesome textures from 3DTotal
• A huge selection of images and scene files from our tutorials