Maya Edit Curves

How To : Create a Helix-Shaped NURBS Curve in Maya

There are several ways you can go about creating your NURBS helix curve in Maya; I will demonstrate the two easiest ones. For advanced users, and people that like to figure stuff out by themselves, here are the two techniques in a nutshell: You can either create a straight N ...more

How To : Use nurbs curves in Maya

This three part tutorial shows you how to work with curves in Maya. Start by learning the basics, then learn to use the curve system with polygons, then learn how to use advanced curves. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 30 minute tutorial. A ...more

How To : Edit UV's in Maya

Learn how to edit UVs on an object and how they are made in Maya. These videos are made for a very young audience and are very easy to follow.

How To : Create and edit edge loops in Autodesk Maya 2011

Want to know how to work with edge loops in Maya 2011? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served ...more

How To : Model an object using the CV Curve tool in Maya

3D modeling tool Mayafrom Autodesk is a monster of a program, able to do SO many things. One of the things you'll need to learn is how to use the CV Curve tool. This will allow you to create objects with curves of any shape or dimension you desire. Let's be honest, most of you ...more

How To : Box model in Maya

This tutorial shows you how to edit primitives, also known as box modeling, to create objects in Maya. This video is geared towards younger students new to Maya.

How To : Model a diving knife in Rhinoceros 3D

In this tutorial, you will learn how to model this cool looking diving knife. The model can be set apart into two pieces, blade and handle. Both having some nice features. Rhinoceros 3D is NURBS-based modeling software for Windows. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, r ...more

How To : Use selection masks in Maya 8.5

Something that's particularly useful in Autodesk Maya 8.5 is masking. Check out this video tutorial on masking for your animation. There's going to be all kinds of nasty little things in your character development, like bones, curves, geometry, and a lot more. This video will ...more

How To : Curve snap in Maya

This tutorial shows you how to use curve snapping in Maya. It allows you to snap to snap to nurbs curves, isoparms or polygonal edges or anything that's a curve!

How To : Use the pen and brush tools in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to use the pen and brush tools. With the tools you can edit and adjust points on the line, and control curves and line shape. Learn also how to customize the brush path, and adjust the line stroke and brush type. Make sure ...more

How To : Animate hierarchical characters in Maya

Dissect the object of its parts. Select the curves to rotate, model or scale the whole character. The Maya hot keys are as follows: W translates, R scales and E rotates. Check out this Maya character animation tutorial video from Sessions Online School of Game Art's "Characte ...more

How To : Solve out quads in Maya

This tutorial shows you how to solve out quads in Maya. This includes learning to loft curves. Crank up the volume, this one is recorded softly. Part 1 of 2 - How to Solve out quads in Maya. Solve out quads in Maya - Part 2 of 2. Click through to watch this video on

How To : Extrude Adobe Illustrator text in Maya

This tutorial is using text imported from Illustrator, but the ideas will work for any text curves or curves that you want to extrude into 3 dimensional objects. Learning how to extrude is a must for Maya beginners. Extrude Adobe Illustrator text in Maya. Click through to watc ...more

How To : Use non-destructive editing with Camera Raw

This video shows you how to non-destructively edit camera raw, JPEG, or TIFF files using Camera Raw in Photoshop. You learn how to manage basic settings, as well as manage settings for curves, sharpening, HSL, grayscale, and split toning. Check out this video created by Katrin ...more

How To : Use the Curve Editor in Autodesk Maya 2011

Learn how to use the new Curve Editor tool in Maya 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more info ...more

How To : Create a Motion Trail in Maya 2011

Motion trails in Autodesk Maya can be very handy at times when animating your scene. Keying a bone/joint or other object every so many frames can take up quite a bit of time and can sometimes be a big hassle, too. I have found many times when I could have really used one. I al ...more

How To : Drive a joint chain dynamically in 3D using Maya

This video from accredited Maya instructor Andrew Klein of the Art Institute of San Francisco will teach you how to use just one of the innumerable powerful features of Autodesk's Maya 3D modeling software. It covers how to use a spline IK and a dynamic hair curve to drive a j ...more

How To : Use Photoshop CS4 to overpaint 3D seams

Maya and Photoshop CS4 may be made by different companies, but that doesn't mean they can't work together. This video will teach you how to take a 3D model from Maya, import it into Photoshop, and then use Photoshop CS4's new 3D editing tools to overpaint the rough texture sea ...more

How To : Use saturation curves in color with Apple Color

In this Apple Color tutorial, Richard Harrington along with color expert Robbie Carman create the Pleasantville effect in Apple Color. Using the secondary curves, specifically the saturation curve, to isolate just the yellow in a taxi cab everything else in the video clip can ...more

How To : Motion track using a variety of software programs

Most of the 3D modeling tutorial videos out there work within one program or at most two, often Photoshop in conjunction with a 3D modeling program like Maya. This video will walk you through a complete project using four program: 3DS MAX for modeling, Boujou for 3D tracking, ...more

How To : Fake a tilt shift miniature look in Photoshop

1. To make tilt shift take one picture which is taken from high angle with any content like car and buses. Now open the picture in Photoshop and change it to quick mask mode to create and edit the selection. 2. Now select the Gradient tool and choose Reflected gradient and sta ...more

How To : Work with camera raw files in Photoshop

In this two part Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the camera raw files and the camera raw interface. Many video professionals do not know much about the camera raw interface because it is a technology mainly used by digital photographers. The key advantag ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Create a chalice in Maya

This Maya tutorial shows you how to create a chalice. The basic idea is using a curve to create the profile of your object and sweep or revolve the curve for your object. Get creative and find other objects to make. Create a chalice in Maya. Click through to watch this video o ...more

How To : Use the Path Falloff tool in Modo 201

Go beyond the traditional 3D workflow to an immersive creative experience with the software Modo, created by Luxology. Modo is the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering for Mac and PC. Modo includes 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering, and advan ...more

How To : Extract part of a photo in Xara Xtreme

Xara Xtreme makes it easy to learn how to extract part of photo. First in the main page we have to select window and photo_extract in Xara. Now you will have a picture in the screen. Take Layer gallery and select tick second box of original photo that will help you to edit t ...more

How To : Create a Simple Procedural Brick Texture in Maya

This is a guide to making a very simple procedural texture for Maya. As with all procedural textures, the basic texture can be refined and added to. It's a texture! Open up the Hypershade (Window > Rendering Editors > Hypershade). This is where you can edit any textures as w ...more

How To : Snap points in Maya 8.5

This 3D modeling software tutorial will show you how to snap points in Maya 8.5. There are multiple ways to snap points which will be covered. Snapping points is one of the most important things to do when vertex modeling in Maya since it allows for ultimate control. Learn how ...more

How To : Color correct images with Photoshop's curves tool

Want to color correct a digital image within Adobe Photoshop? Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from the folks at Britec Computer Systems. Th ...more

News : So You Just Bought Photoshop. Now What?

Photoshop. It’s like a mountain to climb. You can chug up to the top, working hard, never letting up, or you can just go part way up and scoot around the side of the mountain and still get to the other side. Not everyone needs to be a Photoshop guru, or ninja pixel punisher. T ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

How To : Model a Leaf in Maya

Start with a Polygon Plane Start by creating a Polygon Plane with 4 width and 5 height sections. Create the rough leaf shape Turn on "Reflection" in the Move Tool settings, hit 3 on the keyboard to smooth the plane and shape it into a rough leaf shape. The highlighted vert ...more

How To : Enhance a photo in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to enhance an image in Adobe Photoshop. Begin by duplicating the layer by press the Control and J buttons. Then change the blending mode to Soft Light. Now press the Control and M keys to open Curves, and drag the curves up to brighten ...more

How To : Do localized image distortion in Blender

See how to do localized image distortion using Blender. The rig is a simple UV-textured plane filmed using an orthographic camera. You then subdivide the plane, add some curve guides, and use proportional editing to alter an image. The above before-after shot shows a nose job ...more

How To : Scan and crop images in Adobe Photoshop

Want to digitally restore an old family photograph in Adobe Photoshop? Before you can remove noise and dust, you'll need to scan and crop it. Maximize dynamic range with Photoshop's levels and curves tool. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply ...more

How To : Restore an old photograph in Adobe Photoshop

Want to restore an old photograph? With Adobe Photoshop, the process is easy. Maximize dynamic range with Photoshop's levels and curves tool. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to ben ...more

How To : Create rounded-corner rectangles in Xara Xtreme

One must have often wondered how to create rectangles with smooth rounded corners. Open Xara Xtreme and create a rectangle on the stage. To change it to rounded corners, click on 'curved corners'. Then one can edit how much curve is required on the rectangle. If we scale the r ...more

How To : Create a fisheye look in Sony Vegas Pro 9

Creating a curved video look, also known as the fisheye look, is one of the easiest camera tricks possible, and can also be done with your editing software. It's commonly used in skateboarding videos, but be done for any low budget indie film. See how to create a fisheye look ...more

How To : Create curves with pen tool in Illustrator

Creating curves with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator is a good challenge. Check out this video on both drawing and editing with the pen tool. Click once in a place and then drag. This pulls out the direction handles. Check out this tutorial video from Sessions Online School ...more

How To : Make a joker avatar in XBox

This how to video shows you how to make your avatar look like the Joker from Batman Arkham Asylum. First, go to the avatar edit menu. Hold the button down for 60 seconds until the box tilts. Now, search for spiky hair and choose a green color. Now, move on to the eyes. Choose ...more

How To : Use the levels and histogram in Photoshop

Deke McClelland explains what the Levels and Histogram commands can do in Photoshop in this video tutorial. Levels allows you to adjust the luminance levels allowing you to adjust the contrast and colors within each color channel of an image. Thus, Levels allows you to adjust ...more

How To : Set custom ringtones on a BlackBerry Curve 8330

Own a BlackBerry Curve 8330? Need a custom ringtone? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how to set custom ringtones for contacts in your address book on the BlackBerry Curve 8330. There are many different ringtones to choose from and you may set a differen ...more

How To : Make glow effects using Photoshop

This photoshop tutorial demonstrated by Howard from, teaches you how to do amazing glow effects for your work and projects. Everything you need to know from the background you choose to use to editing out the leftovers. You can use any image that you choose to. Sta ...more

How To : Create an Epic Build in Minecraft

Minecraft is not just a game. It is a creative tool. Over the past year and a half countless epic builds, servers, and community projects have been undertaken. I'm sure some of you have seen the one-to-one scale recreation of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek or the epic ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 3: 3D Modeling

Today's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device takes us into the third dimension. The below apps are suitable for beginners looking to venture into the world of 3d modeling, as well as pros who simply want the basics of Maya in their pocket. Build models/3D mockups or small ...more

How To : Turn a 3D Model in Maya into a 3D Print

When turning your 3D model into a 3D print, Maya requires some extra editing before you end up with a printable piece: the wall thickness needs to be checked, the model needs to be watertight, and your final printing size needs to be defined. To make your life easier, Autodesk ...more

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