In this video based Autodesk Maya 2013 training course, expert author and trainer Todd Palamar teaches you how to use this complex and powerful 3D modeling software. Designed for the beginner, this tutorial does not require you to have any prior experience with Maya, or modeling at all. Throughout this training course, you will gain an understanding of the core features of Maya - modeling, animating and rendering projects. You will start with some basic navigation and tools, and then move directly into learning by working on projects that the author guides you through. Each part of the project builds on the previous, incorporating new techniques and tools as you proceed through the training. You will also get an introduction to some of the more advanced features of Maya 2013 - PaintFX, nHair and nCloth. By the completion of this software tutorial for Autodesk Maya 2013, you will have a good understanding of how to use the tools and techniques available to you to model, add texture to objects, animate and render your own projects. Working files are included to allow you to work with the same files that the author is using in this training course.