Course Description


Richard Pritchard

With over 10 years experience Richard works as a VFX Artist/Director. He has worked on a wide range of highend commercials and feature films including Happy Feet 1 & 2, The Great Gatsby, Prometheus and Mad Max: Fury Road.Richard has worked in many of Australia’s top film and animation studios including Sydney’s Animal Logic. He also worked for and with Australia's most awarded film director George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) for six years.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to download Autodesk Maya

  • 2

    Introduction to Maya Modeling & Texturing

    • Create a basic Maya character

    • Texture a basic Minecraft-like character

    • Requirements for, and purpose of, 3-D digital modelling techniques.

  • 3

    Maya Modeling Tools

    • The Modeling Tools I use

    • How Not to Model

  • 4

    Create a Robot Character

    • Next Level Robot

  • 6

    Setting up Concept Reference in Maya

    • Importing Concept Art into Maya

  • 7

    Modeling a Basic Robot Arm

    • Modeling the Arm and Fingers

  • 8

    Modeling the Robot Leg

    • Shaping the Robot Leg in 3D

  • 9

    Modeling the Robot Chest

    • Modeling the Robot Chest

  • 10

    Modeling the Robot Torso

    • Modeling the Robot Torso

  • 11

    Introduction to Maya Retopology

    • Chest Retypology

  • 12

    Tweaking the Model

    • Fixing the little details