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This tutorial section is a collection of scientific visualization-oriented training materials. One can browse this material either by difficulty level, software package, or 3D topic area. Tutorials will either be in PDF or video/audio format - a link to download any associated scene files and scripts is provided next to the link for viewing the tutorial.

Intro Maya
  01: Introduction / 3D pipeline
02: Modeling
03: Surfacing
04: Animation
05: Dynamics
06: Molecular Challenges
07: DNA
08: Compositing
Chapter Topic Type Length Size
01
Lecture introduction slides 1.5 min 1.5 MB
02
Tutorial 1 review slides 2 min 2.1 MB
       
03a
Intro to modeling & curves slides 6.5 min 8.9 MB
03b
Curves Maya 2.5 min 6.3 MB
03c
NURBS surfaces slides 6 min 9.7 MB
03d
NURBS surfaces Maya 6.5 min 33.3 MB
03e
NURBS tools examples Maya 10 min 37.9 MB
       
04a
Intro to polygons & subdivision surfaces slides 5.5 min 6.5 MB
04b
Polygons Maya 9 min 63.2 MB
       
05
Deformers as modeling tools Maya 7 min 60.9 MB
       
06
Modeling approaches & changing shape w/o modeling slides 5 min 6.4 MB
       
Supplemental Material
07a
Editing an object's pivot Maya 4 min 32.2 MB
07b
Freezing transformations Maya 2 min 9.8 MB
07c
Grouping, parenting, and parent-constraining objects Maya 9.5 min 37.2 MB
07d
HIstory & the 'Duplicate Special' tool Maya 8.5 min 30.7 MB
07e
Modeling using imported image planes Maya 13 min 20.6 MB

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Chapter Topic Type Length Size
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View Surfacing lecture slides (Fall 2008)      
Supplemental Material
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Download metaball file for surfacing assignment     (~700 K)

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Chapter Topic Type Length Size
01
Introduction Maya 8.2 min 25 MB
02
Learning MEL from Maya - tetherLocCurve.mel Maya 42 min 155 MB
03
Variables Maya 13 min 37 MB
04
Improved tetherLocCurve.mel Maya 16 min 45 MB
05
Building a basic UI with MEL Maya 8 min 21 MB
06
makeActinFil.mel Maya 21 min 68 MB
07
bumpyPolySphere.mel Maya 8 min 22 MB
       
Supplemental Material
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Download commented MEL scripts Maya - -

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Chapter Topic Type Length Size
01
"Rendering for Compositing" - Introduction Maya 6.5 min 55 MB
02
Render layers Maya 10 min 74 MB
03a
Presets 1 Maya 8.5 min 61 MB
03b
Presets 2 Maya 12 min 27 MB
       
04a
Review of After Effects UI & basic set-up AE 10.5 min 34 MB
05
Layer blend modes AE 8 min 28 MB
06a
Depth-of-Field set-up AE 6 min 20 MB
06b
Precomposing 1 AE 7 min 19 MB
06c
Precomposing 2 AE 7 min 21 MB
07
Time Remap & conclusion AE 5 min 43 MB

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