Intro to 3D Modeling with Maya

Teen One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Intro to 3D Modeling with Maya

Teen One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Model Your Own 3D Character

Become a well-rounded 3D artist capable of using modeling software in games, film, and tv with this course. 3D design and modeling open doors into all kinds of modern creative careers. Learn, discover, create and enjoy learning with other passionate creators.

After learning the basics of Maya’s UI and tools, students will practice creating complex shapes and models. Once students are comfortable with basic modeling concepts, advanced skills and techniques will be taught as students model their own human character and create textures before rendering their final model. Throughout the course, students will gain an understanding of career paths and studio roles while engaging in a collaborative process.

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Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Laptop 1:1, Autodesk Maya + Mudbox

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Laptop 1:1, Autodesk Maya + Mudbox

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • How to use 3D modeling programs such as Autodesk Maya and Mudbox
  • Creating 3D models: both organic and inorganic
  • UVs and how to apply textures to models
  • Lighting and rendering a scene using the advanced tools of Arnold Renderer
  • How to plan and execute projects so they can create anything they can imagine

What Students Create

  • A wide variety of 3D objects in Autodesk Maya and Mudbox
  • Simple and advanced models made of polygon primitives and using box modeling techniques
  • Complex models such as a biped humanoid
  • Sculptures of characters or creatures using Mudbox’s toolset
  • A complex character, creature, prop, vehicle, or environment with textures and lighting

About 3D Modeling Courses

Our 3D Modeling + Design camps prepare students with the skills they will need working in a professional 3D modeling, animation, and design environment. These courses are perfect for students interested in art and creative storytelling, as well as those looking for product design and engineering training. Explore more design and animation courses.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

Learn More About This Course

Learn more about Intro to 3D Modeling with Maya by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

Update for this course

Due to COVD-19 sales have been suspended as we await word from our University partners on if Tech Camps will happen on campus this summer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is any kind of artistic knowledge or experience required for this course?

No. No prior artistic knowledge or animation experience is required. This is an introductory course.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“Digital Media Academy taught me the essential skills I needed to create my own 3D models.”

Brendan S.

Intro to 3D Modeling with Maya

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter.

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff are experienced and trained to provide a learning environment that is safe and ideal for learning.