Past Event

Introduction to 3D Modeling in Maya

November 4, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Zoom Webinar


    Note: this event will be offered at both 8:00am EST (New York) and 12:00pm EST (New York)

    This workshop provides an introduction to the world of 3D content creation. 

    Topics include: 

    1. Navigating Maya's User Interface
    2. Modeling Geometry using Polygon and NURBS tools
    3. Creating and applying textures and materials (Working with UVs)


    Students who register should download and install Autodesk Maya on their computers before the class.  Download software here.

    (Students should sign into Autodesk with their Columbia emails to use the software.)



    Presented by LaJuné

    LaJuné is a New Media Artist, Maker, and Creative Technologist in New York. They are dedicated to making art abstracted from personal experiences and have created pieces that integrate performance, virtual reality, and physical computing to question the current use of technology and forms of communication. LaJuné's art is part of their "research centered around creating Technology and Mediums that are inherently intersectional allowing communities that have ignored to have a space to be recognized, loved, accepted and heard."

    LaJuné has had opportunity to show and speak about their work at, Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, MakerFaire, National Sawdust, Liberty Science Center, Chelsea Film Festival, Creative Tech Week and Weird Reality. They were also the Lead Character Animator for NeuroSpeculative Afrofeminism which premiered at Sundance Film Festival.