15 best Autodesk Maya tutorials: boost your 3D modelling and animation skills

Fast moving sci-fi vehicle exploding in the street, as part of one of the best Maya tutorials
(Image credit: Syawish A Rehman)

The best Maya tutorials are here to boost your skills in this popular 3D software from Autodesk. We've included tutorials at beginner, intermediate and advanced level, so whatever your experience level, you'll find a tutorial here for you. And best of all, they're all free to access online!

If you're new to Maya, it's an industry standard tool used across film, TV, video game, and architecture industries to create 3D models, animations, visual effects, and simulation. Top of our list of the best 3D modelling software, you can use it to create complex 3D models using polygonal modeling, NURBS modeling, or sculpting tools. And that's not all! Maya's texturing tools allow for the creation of intricate surface details and the application of textures and materials. Plus its animation tools let you create and manipulate keyframes, motion paths, character rigs and more.

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Rob Redman

Rob Redman is the editor of 3D World and ImagineFX magazines and has a background in animation, visual effects, and photography. As a 3D artist he created the mothership in the Webby winning Plot Device and was animator on the follow-up; Order up. He has created training for Cinema 4D and Blackmagic Design Fusion artists. He's been a published product and food photographer since the age of 15. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Rob is also an avid beard grower.

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