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Maya Character Creation: Modeling, Texturing & Rigging

Adult One-Week Course  Ages 18+

Design and Model a Unique 3D Character

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.

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Hardware + Software:
Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop

Ages: Students 18+
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Pro Series Course

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Ages: Students 18+
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Pro Series Course
Hardware + Software: Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop


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

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• 3D character creation using Maya.
• 
Advanced modeling and natural animation techniques.
• 
Creating texture maps using Adobe Photoshop.
• How to build a skeletal rig for character models.
• 
UV layout design.

What Students Create

• Unique 3D character models.

More About This Course

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 management, creative problem solving, and critical thinking.

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.

What Students Learn

• 3D character creation using Maya.
• 
Advanced modeling and natural animation techniques.
• 
Creating texture maps using Adobe Photoshop.
• How to build a skeletal rig for character models.
• 
UV layout design.

What Students Create

• Unique 3D character models.

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 management, creative problem solving, and critical thinking.

What Students Learn

• 3D character creation using Maya.
• 
Advanced modeling and natural animation techniques.
• 
Creating texture maps using Adobe Photoshop.
• How to build a skeletal rig for character models.
• 
UV layout design.

What Students Create

• Unique 3D character models.

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 management, creative problem solving, and critical thinking.

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Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

Tuition Includes

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

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

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

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

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

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Camp Upgrades

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

 

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

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

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

“Amazing experience. The teaching was excellent and inspirational.”

Alex H.
Maya Character Creation: Modeling, Texturing & Rigging

The DMA Promise

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

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 experience 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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