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Best tutorial series to learn Maya for Unreal Engine?

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I'm just starting to learn Unreal 4, but I decided to want to start using my own models instead of downloading placeholders. I'm aiming to learn Maya 2016. But I really don't know which tutorial series on youtube to follow. Too much choices that I'm stuck I guess. I need recommendation from you guys. Is there any beginner friendly Maya tutorial that's specificy on using with Unreal 4 or at least game development? I need them to be free of course, I tried looking for recommendations elsewhere and all of them seems to point me to website that requires subscrition free and as a struggling student that is really out of question.

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The Maya Learning Channel on youtube has a wealth of information on how to use the application. I'd suggest going with the 'Getting Started' playlist to begin with :)

 

As far as Unreal goes all you really need to do is export from Maya using the FBX file format. There's all sorts of character rigging tools that Unreal provides, and they're fully documented here.

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http://www.3dtotal.com/ Is a good place to get tutorials for all 3D software, once you understand the basics of Maya you will be able to follow most of the tutorials as 3D modeling remains the same no matter what software you use.

 

I advice when using free tutorials you first attempt to do the thing and once you reach a wall that you look for a tutorial on X and Y.

This helps as you will know what to focus on, for example if you are just starting UV mapping and don't know where to start unwrapping on the model you can watch a tutorial and see what kind of point the artist focuses on.

 

this also helps prevent the tutorial dependency that I see from a lot of new 3D artist. 

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Thanks for the response guys. I thought no one was gonna reply at all.


http://www.3dtotal.com/ Is a good place to get tutorials for all 3D software, once you understand the basics of Maya you will be able to follow most of the tutorials as 3D modeling remains the same no matter what software you use.

 

I advice when using free tutorials you first attempt to do the thing and once you reach a wall that you look for a tutorial on X and Y.

This helps as you will know what to focus on, for example if you are just starting UV mapping and don't know where to start unwrapping on the model you can watch a tutorial and see what kind of point the artist focuses on.

 

this also helps prevent the tutorial dependency that I see from a lot of new 3D artist. 

Do you know anymore free tutorial websites like this one?

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