Free Maya Video Tutorials | How to shape pipes with Maya

In this 10 minutes video tutorial Muhammad explains how to shape, texture and render a pipe using Autodesk Maya. The simple shape makes this tutorial easy to follow for beginners, while students using modeling tools other than Maya may find the techniques used to shape the model interesting.

Make sure to check Free Maya Video Tutorials for other tutorials on Maya.


Wiz Daxter | Import the Second Life avatar to Blender 2.57

SLAV is an add-on for Blender 2.57 that will import a Second Life avatar shape to Blender. The add-on is also available for 3ds Max, Maya and Blender 2.49. A free demo version is available, a licensed version is available for US$5 through the Second Life Marketplace or PayPal.

Hat tip to Gaia Clary.

Polycount Forum | Curved Arches tutorial


The Polycount Forum has an interesting thread with a tutorial on how to model curved arches with Maya and 3ds Max. The techniques explained can also be applied to Blender, as there are tools and scripts that allow to accomplish the same things. Make sure to read the full thread as other forum members chime in with suggestions and different approaches.