How about a little Maya?

I don’t have any practical experience with Maya, but our Video Copilot friend Jesse does. Check out his great tutorial on creating 3D text in Maya. Be sure to thank him for his time.

Marc Biorklund
September 30th, 2007 @ 11:38 am
Sounds like everybody will be happy to be able to watch the tutorials for his own 3D program :)

Nice work Jesse, Thanks for the sharing :)
September 30th, 2007 @ 11:40 am
I need to do some 3d text. 2d just isnt cutting it
September 30th, 2007 @ 11:49 am
Thank you Jesse!!!!

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ET Entertainment
September 30th, 2007 @ 12:17 pm
I had never seen Maya in action and this is pretty useful...

I don't know if it is because of the screen capture or something but I noticed that it is awfully slow... ¿Is that a normal thing?
September 30th, 2007 @ 12:18 pm
Now for some After effects ;)
September 30th, 2007 @ 12:18 pm
Thx :)
and now... blender ? :D
Alex Bruecken
September 30th, 2007 @ 12:21 pm
Very nice job, Jesse. Text looks great, and your tutorial is very comprehensive!

Keep up the excellent work!
September 30th, 2007 @ 12:46 pm
Thanks Jessy, I actually love Maya I just don't use it enough, with all the Applications I do know and use already it's nice to see to get help with the learning curve for Maya.
September 30th, 2007 @ 1:33 pm
Cool! Wish I had Maya, but still...Cool.
September 30th, 2007 @ 1:33 pm
Cool! Wish I had Maya, but still...Cool.
Barry Barrera
September 30th, 2007 @ 1:43 pm
At last...rhanx for the tut....
September 30th, 2007 @ 2:12 pm
@ Alejandro

It was because of the screen capture. The only thing that is slow is the rendering, but depending on the speed of your computer, that might not be a problem.
September 30th, 2007 @ 2:29 pm
Great Tutorial!!
Thank U!!
September 30th, 2007 @ 2:46 pm
Thanks Jesse and Andrew for posting! :D
September 30th, 2007 @ 3:57 pm
Nice Tutorial! I have never used Maya but i could follow along nicely...

Well done :)
Bryan Fieldhouse
October 1st, 2007 @ 8:27 am
Excellent tutorial!

Thank you for doing that

October 1st, 2007 @ 11:20 am
Great tutorial

October 1st, 2007 @ 2:06 pm
Hellow, i have keeping and eye on your site for a long time :), near the opening. ...
So ... i like most ot your work, but i don't like the idea to include tutorials for other programs other than After Effects. I will understand and even support if you show some tips and tricks with programs like Photoshop, 3dmax, Maya ... But only if theese things are usefull with AE and video editing.

Keep your eyes and hands ot After Effects. I will like to see tutorials with other programs but ... only if the main idea of the tutorials are to show how 3d programs can make raw work files witch we can workout in AE and get extreemly good results.

The main idea is:
Make something very simple (not explained for noobs) in the 3d program, then imported in AE and then make some ajustments and get eyecandy results.

sorry for my English :) and the late hour
bye bye :) i hope you will consiter my comment like something serious

greet work just don't step down from the right path
your site is for Ae tutorials :) if you make some other type ... make first connection tutorials and the a separated category with the name of the program. But ... i really thing it will be vere usefull to have tutorials mainly for the process i have discribet up :) 1. raw in 3d 2. import in AE 3. polish 4. finial eyecandy - the main strong idea is to be usefull, simple and even stupid to repeat :)

btw if you want i can make a list of user-interesting tutorials ... thing i know will have impact on people. (i have expirience with tutorialsites and work with newusers)
October 3rd, 2007 @ 6:33 pm
October 4th, 2007 @ 11:56 pm
Great tuto Jesse,

Andrew seems like you start a sort of "pay it forward" tutorial :)

thanks for share your techniques!
October 8th, 2007 @ 6:12 pm
@Nikolai - I'm sorry but your wrong, if I remember right; the name of this site is "VideoCopilot" not "AfterEffectsCopilot". I am MORE then willing to learn any and all things that have to do with the type of work I’m in. Also, if AK thinks it’s good enough to link to it, then I for one will be watching it. 'Nuff siad.

October 9th, 2007 @ 8:05 pm
I finished my MEDICAL ZOOM test!!! it's pretty cool!!
November 13th, 2007 @ 7:44 pm
it is great!
September 23rd, 2009 @ 7:05 am
Not bad
Now you should post some more 3D tuts Andrew
because they are useful and good to learn.
January 8th, 2010 @ 12:58 am
though i don‘t understand maya,but still thankyou!Jesse!!!!
November 28th, 2010 @ 10:13 am
I always found Maya to be too complex for motion graphics. I feel like it's more for creating and animating creatures.
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