Monday, December 7th, 2020 Posted by Jim Thacker

Master Maya customisation for faster animation

The Gnomon Workshop has released Maya Customization for Faster Animation, a collection of invaluable time-saving tips and tricks recorded by Naughty Dog animator Ari Flesch.

The workshop, which comprises two hours of video training, is aimed at animators who are already experienced in Maya, but who are looking for ways to work more efficiently in production.

Harness Maya’s hidden powers with these invaluable animation tips
During the workshop, Flesch shares a personal collection of tips, tricks, scripts and hotkeys to make animation in Maya faster and more efficient for animators working to tight deadlines.

The videos highlight lesser-used tools and preference settings that can increase productivity, along with powerful scripts that viewers can apply to their own animation projects.

The lessons are taught with animators in mind, and are accompanied by a downloadable PDF file summarising all of the content and resources covered in the videos.

About the artist
Ari Flesch is an animator in Naughty Dog’s gameplay department, where he worked on The Last of Us Part 2.

He previously worked at a range of game, previs and VFX studios, and his credits include Sky: Children of Light, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Doctor Strange and Resident Evil 7.

Pricing and availability
Maya Customization for Faster Animation is available via a subscription to The Gnomon Workshop, providing access to over 300 tutorials. Subscriptions cost $49/month or $490/year. Free trials are available.

Read more about Maya Customization for Faster Animation on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by Gnomon.