Teen Maya Essentials


Take a first step into the 3D world!

Autodesk Maya is the first choice among 3D artists and animators who want their projects to look and feel alive, convincing and detailed. Autodesk’s tools are used to develop 90% of modern video games and comprise one of the leading effects packages used in The Avengers, Star Wars and other blockbuster films.

Potential benefits to your child:
• the course helps direct your child’s energy towards useful activities
• it helps them acquire knowledge that will be helpful in choosing a career as they will already have real life skills
• it reinforces the attitude for continuous learning, which becomes mantra for future generations
• planning and project development
• using creative thinking to produce unique results

Getting to know the VFX industry
• History of the VFX industry
• Current developments and trends in the VFX industry
• The future of computer graphics

Getting to know the Maya program
• History of the Maya program
• Areas of application
• Basic concepts of working in Maya

Maya interface I
• Basic components of the interface
• Navigating the Maya interface
• Use of masks for selection
• Transform tools
• Snap tools

Maya interface II
• Editors in Maya (Outliner, Attribute Editor)
• Duplicate
• Parenting and hierarchy

Fundamentals of modeling I
• Approaching modeling problems
• Getting to know polygon geometry

Fundamentals of modeling II
• Poly components
• Basic tools for poly modeling (Create Polygon Tool, Merge Vertices)

Fundamentals of modeling III
• Advanced tools for poly modeling
• Cleaning up bad geometry

VFX production (VFX pipeline)
• Organization of a VFX project
• Work ethic
• Approaching work with the aim of attaining the best possible results
• Interpersonal relations in the workplace

Upon completion of the course students will receive the internationally recognized Autodesk Certificate of Completion, as well as the Crater VFX Training Center Certificate.

Stefan Plavšić
Founder @ Ensionix

Attracted to the 3D modeling and VFX industry thanks to his love of video games, movies, and anime, Stefan is a graduate of the VFX Animation School in Barcelona where he got a Master’s Degree in 3D Modeling. Formerly a 3D artist in Crater Studio and now a freelancer, he owns the company Ensionix, publisher of the competitive photography app PhotoLoot. He teaches Teen Maya Essentials and Teen Maya Advanced courses at Crater  Training Center.


215 EUR for classes in Serbian
323 EUR for classes in English cat. 1*
430 EUR for classes in English cat. 2*
VAT included. Class is 45 minutes
* Country category list

39 classes 

basic computer skills
Teen Photoshop*
* or equivalent computer skills