100 Plus Stunning 3D Max and Maya Tutorials

Maya and 3D Max both tools are powerful for 3D modeling, animation, texturing, rendering and visual effects software. These software were developed for the film industry and is now being used for design, visual effects, games, film, animation, visualization and simulation. In this article we present for you a Ultimate Collection of Maya and 3D Max Tutorials and Best Practices for your creativity.

Joker
Making the Joker, by Mohammad taghi Aibaghi Esfehani. The detailing is done with ZBrush, texturing and matte painting and shave and haircut with Adobe Photoshop, and the finaly rendering with Mental Ray.

Joker in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Varga
Making Varga in Maya.

Varga in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Old Farm
Creating an old farm, by Daniel VIJOI.

Farm in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Trapped
Making Trapped, by Massimo Righi.

Trapped 14 in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Fatjon’s Performance
Making of Fatjon’s Performance, by Qu Yu Cheng.

Fatjon in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

High Polygon Realistic Character Creation
Creating a realistic high polygon character in Maya.

MT Render2 in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Gordon Ramsay`s Caricature
Making Gordon Ramsay, caricature by Jason Edwards

Gordonramsay in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Turtle
Maya tutorial on creating a realistic-looking turtle. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Turtle in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Street Cop
Creating a street cop, by Mashru Mishu.

Street Cop in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Dr Julian
Maya texturing tutorial by Julian Jeremy Johnson-Mortimer.

Dr Julian in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Character Walk Through
Maya tutorial on creating a stunning character.

Character in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Meet You
Making of Meet You by Zhang Sheng.

Meet-you in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Facial Animation Rig for Delgo
This tutorial from Warren Grubb shows how he created a facial animation rig for this character, which is more powerful and flexible than standard multi-targeted blendshape rigs.

Delgo in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Character hair
This tutorial shows how to create low poly hair for game characters using lots of images and some printscreens directly from the application used ( Maya, Photoshop, etc.)

Varga Hair in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Next-Gen Game Car
Model a game car without blueprints. This tutorial covers modeling, UV mapping and texturing.

Next-gen in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Mini Cooper
This Maya tutorial focuses on shading and texturing.

Mini Front Big in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Classical Girl
Making a Classical Girl by Wang Shiyong.

Classical Girl in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Foot
Modeling a foot in Maya, by Steven Stahlberg.

Foot in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Making of a Toaster

Golden Diamond Ring tutorial

Tyre Modelling

Compositing For Production Using 3DSMax and Mental Ray

Making of a coffee table

Creating low-poly foliage

Render Glass

Making puzzles with a picture on top

Caterham

Making of Nissan 350Z

Making of Dead Twice

Tutorial: It’s Time for Bullets!

3ds MAX + VRay Tutorial :: Time is running

Clock tutorial

Creating a Golden Jaguar Statue

Making of cafe

Computer case modelling

Advance Illumination in 3ds Max

Making of Quad bike

How to create a car using the polygonal modelling

Gold Material Tutorial

Lighting your Spaceship

Chrome Material Tutorial

Dotted Dice

Tank
This tutorial focuses on making tank treads using Mel scripts.

Tank in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Making eyelid rig with driven keys and expressions
This tutorial teaches you how to create an eyelid rig with driven keys and expressions.

Eye Lid in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Growing Flowers
In this tutorial, you see how to create a growing flower animation.

Flowers in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Stormy Ocean
This animation tutorial teaches you how to create a realistic ocean storm.

Stromy in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Clock Animation
Create a clock animation using Maya Expression.

Clock in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Lava Effect
This tutorial explains how to make a shader for lava effects using Maya’s material editor, called Hypershade.

Lava in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Rocket
Model a rocket with a particle trail in Maya.

Rocket in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Particle Emission When Objects Collide
Emit particles at the exact location of the collision of objects.

Collision Emission4 in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Destroying A Wall
Destroy a wall using rigid bodies and particles in Maya.

Rigid Body 01 in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Rigid Body Collision Detection

RbSetup in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Spaceship Fleet
This animation tutorial shows you how to use the particle instancer to create a fleet of spaceships flying across a plain.

Spaceship in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Bend Deformer
This Maya tutorial covers the use of the Bend Deformer, which links one attribute to another, and the use of math in expressions to create animation.

BendDeformer in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Rotating Wheels
Learn how to create an animation of a wheel that rotates in sync with the speed of the car. The final animation is more accurate and realistic.

Rotate Wheel in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Falling Leaves
Create a falling leaves animation in Maya using nCloth and Paint Effects.

Falling Leaves in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Yoyo Animation
Tutorial on animating a yo-yo, with the string wrapping around the fingers of a deforming hand.

Yoyo in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Muscle Rigging
Maya tutorial on creating muscles that contract and expand a few frames before the limb moves.

Muscle Rigging in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Instancing Animated Geometry To Particles
Particle Instancing saves time when animating many identical objects in a scene.

Instancing in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Mechanical Stairs
This tutorial teaches you how to create a set of mechanical stairs.

Stairs in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

BlendShapes
This Maya tutorial explains the process of using BlendShapes for facial animation.

Blend Shapes in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Domino Effect
This tutorial teaches you how to set up the geometry of a domino effect and apply a passive-to-active key switch.

Domino Effect in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Jellyfish
This tutorial shows you how to create and animate jellyfish. It covers many topics such as modeling, texturing, animation and paint effects.

Jellyfish in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Walk
This complex tutorial uses Maya Expression to add repeating actions to a model.

Walk in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Motion Blur
Add motion blur to your 3D animation in post-production by creating 2-D motion vectors in Maya.

Motion Blur in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Maya Live
Maya Live is a set of motion-tracking tools for matching CG to clean plate footage. This basic tutorial teaches you how to use Maya Live.

Maya Live in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Hotbox
Hotbox is a great feature of Maya that will increase your speed and productivity. It allows artists to access every tool in Maya with the keyboard space bar, without having to waste time searching for tools and menu items all over the large Maya interface.

Hotbox in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Irradiance Particles in Mental Ray
Learn how to use the powerful irradiance particle system in Mental Ray to lower your rendering times while balancing the rendering quality of your image using custom techniques and settings.

Irradiance in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

The tutorials featured below come from skilled professionals who work in the CG industry and are intended for advanced users of Maya software. You can use these techniques in other 3D software packages as well. Some of the tutorials use other packages like ZBrush, Mudbox and Photoshop in combination with Maya for best results. Before you begin any of these tutorials, make sure you have enough processing power: most of these tutorials are resource hungry. If you perfect the basic techniques covered above, try to use your skills to work on some of the high-quality projects featured below. Practice is the key to success.

Modeling a Character
In this tutorial, you see how Carsten Lind creates a character model in Maya.

Character 2 in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

American Alligator
See how Massimo Righi creates a sunbathing American alligator.

Alligator in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Next-Gen Environment Textures
A tutorial by Daniel Vijoi on creating next-gen environment textures in Maya. This tutorial focuses more on texturing.

Next Gen Environment in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Sohrab
Making Sohrab, by Farzad Dalvand.

Sohrab in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Male Green Frog
Tutorial teaches you how to create a photorealistic render and 3D model that can be used for animation.

Male Green Frog in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Steam MasterNext
Making Steam Master: next-gen game head by Sorin Lupu.

Steammaster in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Spitfire War Plane
In this tutorial, you see how to model a Spitfire war plane.

War Plane in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Swimsuit Babe
Make an attractive woman, by Jimmy Chow.

Swimsuit in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Fruit Tarts
Make lovely fruit tarts, by Hau Ming.

Fruit in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Last ELF
Make the Last Elf in Maya. The author, Piotr Fox Wysocki, has done everything in detail to give it a real-life look.

Lastelf in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Prince
Making Prince, by Robert Vari.

Prince in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Tiger Zoo
Making Tiger Zoo, by Massimo Righi.

Tiger in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Prehistoric Animals
A demonstration of how this artist renders realistic-looking prehistoric animals.

Pre-historic in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Ingrid Bergman
Making Ingrid Bergman, by Max Edwin Wahyudi.

Ingrid Bergman in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Morgane
Modeling Morgane in Maya, by Cousigne Adrien.

Morgane in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Breaking Subsurface Scattering into Render Layers in Maya
This tutorial is about the process of breaking the subsurface into rendering layers and compositing them in post.

Subsurface Scattering in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Portrait of a Troll
Jonas Persson creates this Portrait of a Troll.

Troll in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Cheese Platter
Detailed tutorial on making a cheese platter, by Hau Ming.

Cheese Platter in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Quiet Room
Making a quiet room, by Yan Chan.

Room in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

Gladiator
Making a gladiator, by Christopher ADAJAR.

Gladiator in The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials

The Making of Al Pacino Sculpt

The Making of Wonded Ork

Making of “The Hunter”

Low-Poly Character Modeling and Texturing

The Making of Kehel, elf warrior

Modeling a Cartoon Duck

Modeling of Chipi

Young Rodeo

Making of Wolverine

Bad Pussy (Hungarian)

Making of Paragalis

Making of Binah

The Making of Lulu

The Making of Warrior

A female body from a cylinder

Modeling and Texturing of a Shark Part-I Part-II

Modeling Creature’s Details

Mecha Modeling: Gundam RX-78-2

Dinosaur

The last knight

Making of Bugatti

Z4 Unleashed

The Making Of Porsche

Modelling overview of a Mercedes S-Class Millau

Anchor Box Modelling tutorial

Create airplane model

The making of Bruttus 4Z

Making a Chair in 3ds max

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