(NEW for Maya 2022.1) Intro to Lighting and Shading Interactive Tutorial

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Last modification: 21 Sep, 2021
  • Film & VFX
  • Maya
Skill Level
  • Beginner
10 min

New to Maya and tired of the same old grey and black? Let your personal mentor, Mayabot, show you how to add a little color to your scenes!

To use this tutorial:

  1. Download and extract the zip file here: https://areadownloads.autodesk.com/wdm/maya/tutorials/Interactive_LightingAndShading.ma.zip (see blue button above)
  2. Open Maya 2022.1 or later
  3. Load the file "Interactive_lightingandshading.ma".

(Note: If the tutorial doesn't start right away, try loading the scene file again from within Maya via the File > Open Scene menu)

Interactive tutorials are a brand new way to learn right inside of Maya itself. Just load the tutorial and follow the story. Perform tasks right inside the UI as Mayabot asks you to in order to move further along towards the end. It's a fun, gaming-inspired approach to learning!

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| 2 months ago
very useful and informative. I shared the tutorials at my Autodesk Maya Group Network on Social Media. Thanks a lot
| 1 month ago
I honestly don't know how to get any of these tutorials to begin. I open the files and nothing happens. Just a frozen robot that does nothing on the screen. Is there a play button or something to activate the tutorial???
| 1 month ago
@Thomas: Try opening Maya first, then loading the files from within the software.
| 13 days ago
step-27 I tried twice,it doesn't work.how to do it
| 8 days ago
To load tutorial open MD file first and then on top right corner choose desired tutorial
| 7 days ago
@Matt: You are an incredible fellow! Thank you very much! Very exciting and interesting! You have wonderful humor and intelligence! Thanks! I will be happy to go through the rest of the classes.
| 3 days ago
@Matt I'm trying to access these tutorials but it lists the file as unrecognized. Maybe I'm missing a step?
| 3 days ago
@Clayton, open Maya 2022.1 / 2022.2 first, then use File > Open to open the scene file