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MAYA I - Introduction to 3-D Modeling  

ART- 40298 (UCSD Extension Fall 08)

Students should have the Textbook from day one of class

Optional equipment: Flash drive 256 mb or more.

In this hands on course you will learn the basics of using the Maya (Version 2008) animation package. You will learn how to create scenes, models, and basic animations. You will also learn how to do lighting and basic rendering. The course consists of lectures providing broad overview of computer graphics and hands on work on lessons.

Course Location: San Diego Supercomputer Center(SDSC) Room # 279 View map (Classroom located on the left end of the highlighted yellow block )
Course Timing: Tuesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm , Sep 23th 2008 to Dec 2nd 2008 (10 meetings, No Class Nov 11, 2008)
Software: Maya 8/8.5 would be available for classroom usage.
Parking: General UCSD Parking info, Directions to SDSC


Learning Autodesk Maya 8: Foundation

ISBN: 978-1897177334

Book is required and would be followed in class


Amit Chourasia
Visualization Scientist
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Home Page
Phone: 858-822-3656

Lectures (To be revised)

Useful Links

The following web sites have lots of useful interesting information for Maya animators:


Buying software for personal use: (Purchase not required for attending the class) Maya comes in two flavors Maya Unlimited(more advanced features) and Maya Complete, for classroom purpose Maya Complete would be sufficient. Educational version of Maya(8.5) can be bought from UCSD Bookstore or