Our Escape Studios Vimeo Tutorial Channel supports our students with online resources for 3D VFX, including many tutorials in 3D Modeling.
Modeling in Maya
Introduction to modeling tools with Michael Davies. Includes 5 videos on basic modeling in Maya.
This video explores the basic components in Maya. Polygons are made up of Faces, Edges and Vertices. These are known as Components. Object and Component Mode explained and contrasted. (5 mins)
This video explores the Edit Mesh Modifier that can be applied to objects and components. (15 mins) How to use the “Edit Mesh” tab.
Mesh Tools in Maya offer a toolset that enables further manipulation of assets. (12 mins) What do the tools in the Mesh Tab do?
This video demonstrates the creation of a very simple 3D house using a combinations of tools. (8 mins)
For more on basic modeling with Michael Davies, see this blog post.
NURBS Modeling in Maya
Introduction to NURBS modeling tools with Michael Davies
For more on NURBS modeling tools with Michael Davies, read this blog post.
Specialist Modeling Techniques
Introduction to specialist modeling tools with Michael Davies. Learn how to model using image planes, and carry out Boolean operations.
Modeling with Image Planes
Learn how to model using image planes in Maya with Michael Davies.
Introduction to Mudbox with Michael Davies
For more on 3D Modelling with Mudbox, read this blog post.
Introduction to ZBrush
Introduction to ZBrush with Michael Davies
For more on Modeling in ZBrush with Michael Davies, see this blog post.