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Python
for Maya

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Masterclass

Discover the Power of Python for Maya. Become a desirable Technical Artist or Director in 8 weeks. Learn to create valuable tools to automate processes, save time and simplify your work. 
A rare opportunity to unleash Python to contribute to your career in Visual Effects, Animation and Games.

  • 🛠️ Create Maya Applications

  • ▶️ 9 hours Video Training

  • 🙋‍♂️ 8 Weekly Live Q&As

  • 📝 8 Weekly Assignments

  • ✅ Personal Feedback

  • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community

  • 📜 Python Certificate

Work on Breathtaking Productions

Looking to take your Visual Effects, Animation and Games skills to the next level? Python is an essential skill to create impactful tools that automate workflows making them more efficient. Python allows you to work on big budget movies and games, impress your team with your skills, and hear "Thank you!" a lot.

But how do you reach the highest production level and work on the most desirable projects in the world? How do you become a Technical Artist or Director? And how do you learn Python without getting lost in the coding jungle?

Python for Maya will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a skilled Python creator. Watch the prerecorded videos, practice the assignments, get personalized feedback and collaborate with the community.

Don't let a lack of guidance hold you back from achieving your goals. Enroll in our Python for Maya masterclass today and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in the industry.

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What's inside
 Your Roadmap 
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 Week 1 

Python Introduction

First we explore the impact Python will have on your future work. We introduce Python basics, how we can use them and what their benefits are. Finally we write our first lines of Python code.

 Week 2 

Script Editor, Lists
& Dictionaries

We explore the script editor Sublime Text and learn the new data types lists and dictionaries. New expressions and useful functions start to form our understanding of scripting.

 Week 3 

Loops & Pseudo Code

Loops and ifs are the most important topics in Python since they allow us to write small batch processes. Pseudo code helps us to outline our future scripts.

 Week 4 

Functions, Naming
and Scope

Functions allow us to write more repeatable and cleaner code. Naming and scope help us to write more professional scripts.

 Week 5 

External Files, Error and Debug

We finish our Python introduction by writing and executing scripts in different modules. System variables and error handling rounds up our Python basics.

 Week 6 

Python in Maya

Finally! We explore how to use Python in Maya. First we look into the difference between M.E.L. and Python, how to use the Maya Script Editor and the Maya API. This allows us to manipulate nodes, connections and attributes inside Maya.

 Week 7 

First MaYa Scripts

We look at more everyday functions and combine them to useful scripts to manipulate 3D objects, cameras, shaders and other nodes.

 Week 8 

MaYa Apps with UI

In the final week we learn how to create Maya UIs (user interfaces) for user input. This completes our journey to write our own final application in Maya.

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🛠️ Build Your Maya Apps

Complete the masterclass by building your own Maya tools. The final assignment will showcase your Python skills and help your future job applications.

📝 Weekly Assignments

Practice what you've learned with the weekly assignments. These assignments will help you to connect the dots between chapters. 

🤝 Community Support 

Connect with other professionals (Disney, ILM, Weta FX, Facebook, ...) via our private Discord with over 200 talents. Ask questions, share projects and collaborate in a supportive environment.

🙋‍♂️ Weekly Live Q&A

Join our weekly video calls to ask questions and get personalized answers. The calls are each Saturday and are recorded for later viewing.

✅ Personal Feedback

Each assignment receives a personalized and recorded feedback, highlighting areas of strength and improvement.

📜 Python Certificate

The successful completion grants you a Python certificate. This will prove your skills and help to impress future employers or clients.

🎁 TD Bonus Worth: €679+

This bonus content gives additional value to your career progress.

Join our monthly discussion event for (future) Technical Artists and Directors to talk about all the inspiring and challenging topics.

 

Worth: €480+

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🔐 Maya Student License

Get a free one-year student license for Maya for your personal education with Python. 

Worth: €199

 Python 
 for Maya 
is perfect if you

✅ Want to become a Technical Artist or Director in Visual Effects, Animation, or Games?

This Python masterclass will teach you all you need to know to for the role.

✅ Looking for a stable career and higher salary in the film or games industry?

Technical roles are the most stable job positions, have the highest status and pay well. Python is an essential tool in your arsenal.

✅ Do you dream of working on cool projects like Star Wars or Avatar in big studios like ILM and Disney?

Python skills can jumpstart your career and future job applications.

✅ Eager to advance your work and support your team and studio? 

Python applications will bring a new level of production quality and speed to your work. Support your team with automation tools and helpful scripts.

Python has been a career-changer

After being the only Technical Director at a small animation studio, I found myself at Weta FX working on Avatar: The Way of Water. Asking myself: "How did I get here?"

 

After switching my first mayor from law to Media Computer Science I found a new appreciation for technology and film. This led me to study Technical Directing at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany.

 

My Python skills landed me roles at Weta FX, Framestore, and Mackevision. There I worked on the blockbusters Avatar: The Way of Water (Oscar 2023), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the Monsters at Work series.

 

We won the Oscar for "Best Visual Effects" (2023) for Avatar: The Way of Water. Before my work on the Open Source Pipeline "Plex" on the short film Breaking Point won the VES Award (2017).

My journey and success are testament to the Power of Python. After teaching Python at ArtFx and CG Master Academy I'm thrilled to share my knowledge through this masterclass to provide the same opportunities to you.

 

Choose a plan and take your first step towards a career change today with Python.

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Alexander is an Oscar and VES Award-Winning Technical Director and Coach with years of experiences in Visual Effects, Animation and Games. He was working for WetaFX (Avatar: The Way of Water, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Framestore (Pearl Quest) and Mackevision while teaching at ArtFx and CG Master Academy.

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08 April 2024

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  • Python for Maya [Light]

    445€
     
    Unguided 8-Week Masterclass
    Valid for 2 years
    • ⚒️ Create Maya Applications
    • 📼 9 hours Video Training
    • 📝 8 Weekly Assignments
    • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community
    • 🔐 2-Year Access
    • 🎁 Monthly TD Meetup [€480+ Value]
    • ⏲️ Study When You Want
  • 100€ OFF until March 8th

    Python for Maya

    795€
     
    Guided 8-Week Cohort
    Valid for 2 years
    • 🛠️ Create Maya Applications
    • 📼 9 hours Video Training
    • 🙋 8 Weekly Live Q&As
    • 📝 8 Weekly Assignments
    • ✅ Personal Feedback
    • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community
    • 📜 Python Certificate
    • 🔐 2-Year Access
    • 🎁 Monthly TD Meetup [€480+ Value]
    • 💵 Pay Now: Save €50
  • Python for Maya [Installment]

    156€
    Every month
    Guided 8-Week Cohort
    Valid for 6 months
    • 🛠️ Create Maya Applications
    • 📼 9 hours Video Training
    • 🙋 8 Weekly Live Q&As
    • 📝 8 Weekly Assignments
    • ✅ Personal Feedback
    • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community
    • 📜 Python Certificate
    • 🔐 2-Year Access
    • 🎁 Monthly TD Meetup [€480+ Value]
    • 💵 Pay monthly for 9 months

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