Maya Character Creation:

Modeling, Texturing & Rigging

Model. Texture. Rig.

From pixies to space pirates, learn to create unique 3D characters that come to life with realistic textures! Character creation is one of the most dynamic and exciting parts of designing and modeling 3D games and films. This hands-on Maya experience covers every aspect of the character creation process from concept and design to the finished product.

Through modeling, texturing, and prepping your rig for animation, you’ll learn how to do it all using the industry standard for CGI creation.  Find this camp near you >>


Course Details

Learn everything you need to know about 3D Character Creation: Modeling, Texturing & Rigging.

Program Info

Ages: 14+
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $1,495

Hardware + Software

Apple Computers
Autodesk Maya*
Adobe Photoshop

Learning Outcomes

3D character creation
Advanced modeling
Natural animation
How to create texture maps
How to build skeletal rigs
UV layout design

What You Create

Students will create 3D character models using Maya

*Enrollment in this course requires prior experience with Autodesk Maya or the equivalent


Skills + Experience

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

3D Modeling + Design

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.

The Pro Series Experience

The Pro Series experience is designed to take students’ knowledge and passion for creation and technology to the next level. Our hands on and collaborative approach encourages students to work together to refine their work while also enhancing personal skills in project managemeng, creative problem solving, and critical thinking.

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Find This Camp Near You

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Amazing experience. The teaching was excellent and inspirational.

Alex H.

3D Character Creation with Maya Student


Course Overview

Take a look at your course schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons

Sample Camp Day

8:00 am Drop-Off
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 and 9:00am.
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
10:30 am Morning Break + Outdoor Activities
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan, available at select locations.
1:00 pm Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
2:30 pm Afternoon Break + Outdoor Activities
3:00 pm Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
5:00 pm Student Pick-up
Running late? Pick up as late as 5:30pm.

Tuition Includes

Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Add-Ons Available at Checkout

+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
+ Overnight Housing: Stay on campus Sunday to Friday – includes all meals*
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area*

*Meals + Housing available at select locations >>

The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

Top-Notch Staff

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

Well-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, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What level of experiece is required for this course?

Since character creation is incredibly in-depth, we require students to have a basic understanding of how to use and work with Autodesk Maya prior to taking this course.

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