Maya Tutorials

Car Blueprint Setup in Photoshop/Maya

Car Blueprint Setup in Photoshop/Maya

A video that shows how to prepare, position and align car blueprints using Photoshop and Autodesk Maya.

3D Timelapse: Lamborghini Aventador modeled in Autodesk Maya

3D Timelapse: Lamborghini Aventador modeled in Autodesk Maya

A speeded-up video by CG artist Millergo showing the modeling process of an Aventador using Maya’s polygonal modeling tools. It’s very fast, so we suggest to watch it slowed down with a service like youtubeslow.com.

Resurfacing a ZBrush Concept Car Model

Resurfacing a ZBrush Concept Car Model

In this tutorial Aaron Walker from carstylus explains how to export a ZBrush car 3D model to Maya, retopologize it and finalize it in Autodesk Alias.

Concept Car 3D modeling timelapse

Concept Car 3D modeling timelapse

A video by CG artist Millergo featuring the creation process of an original concept car using poly modeling in Autodesk Maya. Done in 26 hours, sped up to 17 minutes.

Car wheels instancing in Maya

Car wheels instancing in Maya

A short video by design instructor David Bentley that shows the instancing process of a car wheel inside Autodesk Maya.

Concept Car 3D modeling: Poly to NURBS

Concept Car 3D modeling: Poly to NURBS

A short writeup that gives an overview of the conversion process from a low poly quad mesh to NURBS surfaces, using Maya 2012 and Alias Automotive. The download includes the 3D models (free registration is required).

Maya for Concept Modeling in the Automotive Industry

Maya for Concept Modeling in the Automotive Industry

This video session from Autodesk University 2012 shows the possibilities and some techniques for creating a 3D car using polygonal modeling. Requires free registration.

Automotive seat design with Maya and ZBrush

Automotive seat design with Maya and ZBrush

A two-part video that shows an alternative workflow for designing a car seat, using polymodeling in Maya and digital sculpting in ZBrush.

Maya Tutorial: Making Of Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Maya Tutorial: Making Of Aston Martin V8 Vantage

A 3D modeling tutorial that explains the workflow process for creating an Aston Martin V8 Vantage in Maya using spline cage, NURBS patches and converting them to polygons for final details.

Pit Stop Scene Tutorial by Daniel Simon

Pit Stop Scene Tutorial by Daniel Simon

In this article concept designer Daniel Simon explains the development process of an illustration made for the Cosmic Motors illustration book. Requires free registration.  

Maya Hypershade materials tutorial

Maya Hypershade materials tutorial

A visual tutorial that shows how to create a car paint shade in Maya 8.5.

Jaguar XJ220 tutorial

Jaguar XJ220 tutorial

A complete video tutorial for the creation of a Jaguar XJ220 in Maya: from setting up the image planes, to polygon modeling, to the use of shaders and rendering. Requires free registration.

Wheel Design Tutorial

Wheel Design Tutorial

A visual tutorial on how to model a car wheel. Written for Maya 7 but useful for other modeling software.

Modeling a car body in T-Splines

Modeling a car body in T-Splines

This detailed tutorial (56 pages in pdf format) shows how to model complex cars like the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA using the T-Splines Maya plugin and various techniques.

Nissan 350Z Maya Tutorial

Nissan 350Z Maya Tutorial

A step-by-step tutorial that explains how to create a Nissan 350Z’s body using polygonal modeling in Maya. The same technique can be used with other poly-modeling software.

Car Design in Maya Tutorial

Car Design in Maya Tutorial

How to model a sports coupé with Nurbs starting from references curves. Written for Maya 7 but also useful for other 3D apps.

The Making of the Peugeot 907

The Making of the Peugeot 907

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