It all started well over a year ago now when I was approached by someone from LinkedIn Learning, formally Lynda.com (LinkedIn bought Lynda.com back in 2015). My name had been brought up by another instructor who does the Essential Maya Training courses as they had seen that I had been creating medical animation tutorials on my YouTube channel...
In this tutorial we are going to look at two different ways to model a basic DNA structure in Maya using Animation Snapshot and the Twist deformer. This is the Part One of what will be a two part tutorial to animate your DNA strand. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on Part Two!
In this tutorial, you will learn how to animate lighting using the MASH toolset and Mesh Lights with the Arnold renderer in Maya 2018 (or 2017). This is one of the classic medical animations we see of neurons firing in the brain. It took me a while to figure this one out so I hope you will find it useful!
I had the joy of being interviewed for Impulse Magazine, a magazine run by the students of Napier University. It was a great experience as it puts everything into perspective and gave me the opportunity to reflect on how far I have come since art school.
In this tutorial we will be looking at how to create a cell division cluster (Metaballs) in Autodesk Maya. This can also be applied to older versions of Maya but I am using Maya 2018 here. There are a few different ways you can approach cell division in Maya, but I think this is quite a simple and effective method... and it avoids scripting!