Maya’s camera tools are among the best available in any 3D package. In this course, author Aaron F. Ross shares expert techniques in Maya camera layout and animation. Aaron starts with the basics of creating and manipulating cameras, then goes over aesthetic concerns of visual composition. He explains the major forms and conventions of cinematic camera framing and movement. Aaron covers all types of camera animation, using keyframes, motion trails, scripted expressions, and constraints. He includes a chapter on special effects that delves into extended techniques like isometric views, texture projection, and lens effects. Aaron concludes with an exploration of the Maya Camera Sequencer, a nonlinear editing system for pre-visualization of cinematic scenes with multiple cameras.
- Aaron F. Ross 3D graphics generalist | education & training | design viz | lighting | rendering | lookdev |VFX | Maya | 3ds Max
Aaron F. Ross is a 3D expert, video producer, author, and teacher.
Aaron creates abstract video and computer animation. His work has screened at prestigious festivals and venues such as SIGGRAPH, ISEA, Berlin Interfilm, Geneva Videoweek, and the Exploratorium. Over the years he has worked professionally in various roles, including director, editor, videographer, 3D computer modeler, animator, and sound designer. Aaron is an expert in 3D animation, and has written or co-written three books on the subject. In 1999 he began teaching at the university level, and in 2007 began teaching accelerated professional development courses in Maya and 3ds Max. He currently operates a training website for 3D artists, digitalartsguild.com. Aaron holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film/Video from the California Institute of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.