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.

8 years ago
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I always found Maya to be too complex for motion graphics. I feel like it's more for creating and animating creatures.
6 years ago
though i don‘t understand maya,but still thankyou!Jesse!!!!
6 years ago
Not bad
Now you should post some more 3D tuts Andrew
because they are useful and good to learn.
8 years ago
it is great!
8 years ago
I finished my MEDICAL ZOOM test!!! it's pretty cool!!
8 years ago
@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.

8 years ago
Great tuto Jesse,

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

thanks for share your techniques!
8 years ago
8 years ago
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)
8 years ago
Great tutorial

Bryan Fieldhouse
8 years ago
Excellent tutorial!

Thank you for doing that

8 years ago
Nice Tutorial! I have never used Maya but i could follow along nicely...

Well done :)
8 years ago
Thanks Jesse and Andrew for posting! :D
8 years ago
Great Tutorial!!
Thank U!!
8 years ago
@ 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.
Barry Barrera
8 years ago
At last...rhanx for the tut....
8 years ago
Cool! Wish I had Maya, but still...Cool.
8 years ago
Cool! Wish I had Maya, but still...Cool.
8 years ago
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.
Alex Bruecken
8 years ago
Very nice job, Jesse. Text looks great, and your tutorial is very comprehensive!

Keep up the excellent work!
8 years ago
Thx :)
and now... blender ? :D
8 years ago
Now for some After effects ;)
8 years ago
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?
8 years ago
Thank you Jesse!!!!

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8 years ago
I need to do some 3d text. 2d just isnt cutting it
Marc Biorklund
8 years ago
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 :)
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