Learn the basics of Autodesk Maya in this online course

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CG Spectrum is an online digital art and animation school that is educating tomorrow's film and game industry artists with today's top professionals.

Get a taste of our materials and mentors in this FREE weekly video course that will take you through the basics of Autodesk Maya, from navigating the tools and interface to creating your first 3D objects with digital sculpting techniques.

You'll finish up by modelling & texturing a Lightsaber in a tutorial designed by our industry professional mentors. Plus, complete the course and share your work to get additional free resources from us! 

This course is suitable for - 

  • Beginner Maya users
  • Graphic designers
  • Motion graphics artists
  • 3D Modellers or Animators
  • Riggers
  • Digital artists
  • Visual effects artists

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specialists in vfx & digital art

"CG Spectrum is the first place we look to find quality graduates for junior positions."

- Simon Rosenthal, Head of VFX at Iloura / Deluxe Asia Pac

CG Spectrum is the premiere online school for VFX, Digital Art and Programming. Built on the principal of hiring only the industry's best as mentors and pioneering 1-on-1 instruction in our online diplomas, CG Spectrum has achieved an 80% placement rate of students into industry jobs. Half of our recent Advanced Diploma students were hired by studios before graduation, and are now working on 2017's hottest releases.

Find out more about our mentors and alumni below!


Glenn Melenhorst (centre) celebrates Iloura's 2016 emmy win for Game of Thrones 'Battle of the Bastards' sequence

hear from our alumni


Phil Minter Animator, Deus Ex: Human Revolution

CG Spectrum has been an instrumental part of my growth as an animator, helping me sharpen my skills, acquire new ones and strengthen my character animation abilities. This is an invaluable experience for anyone looking to learn animation or take their skills to the next level.

Andi Edirisinghe 3D Modeller, Iloura VFX

Joining CGSpectrum was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my career. With the guidance of my experienced mentor, Jeremy Chinn, and my own efforts, I was able to take my portfolio to a professional standard. I can’t thank the team at CG Spectrum enough for giving me the opportunity to make my dream a reality.

Stephanie Lee Junior Artist, Tayutau Japan

A previous networking trip to Japan made me realise that CG Spectrum has really pushed me ahead of students overseas and has really helped me become a viable competitor at an international level


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