Why use this website?
To learn Autodesk Maya and 3D animation!
Buzz King, Ph.D.
I am a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I teach introductory 3D animation and am in the process of writing an introductory textbook on 3D modeling, with an emphasis on Autodesk Maya.
My research has been supported by DARPA, NSF, the Smithsonian, ONR, the US Navy, the DOE, the US Army, Martin Marrietta, IBM, and AT&T. I have consulted for major software vendors and the FBI. I have served as an expert witness in both civil and criminal cases.
This site is hosting a growing series of brief videos on how to build basic 3D animation projects using Autodesk Maya and other applications. The goal of each video is to convey a focused concept.
The videos are grouped according to the chapters of the textbook I am writing. Please note that these videos are in the process of being produced and that this website is under very active development.
To see the videos in the order in which I made them, go to:
or click on the links on the last page of this website.
The second page on this site, Quick Lessons Blog, contains shorter, non-video tutorials: http://buzzking.me.
You can use the Contact Buzz page to reach me.