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(Sold Out) The Digital Media Academy presents: DMA Workshop Series - Maya for Beginners

October 22, 2018

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NOVEMBER 5 & 6 2018

4:30-6:30pm @ Argyle Secondary School


Intro to 3D Surface Modelling and FX in Maya - Make a magic staff: Learn how to work with reference images to build a magic staff in Maya, a top 3D industry software for games, film, and television. Learn both the basics of modeling an asset as well as the basics of making FX.

Learning Outcomes - Participants will:
  • Become familiar with the Maya interface, basic workflows, panels and commands
  • Learn basic and common surface techniques like extruding, using edge loops to mold your shapes, smoothing to check your structure
  • Learn how to use common FX techniques like setting up emitters, manipulating particles, and using fields to impact your FX
  • Have a developed asset for portfolio use

About Rebekah O'Brien Bio

Rebekah is a Visual Effects Artist who began working at Utherverse Digital Inc as the sole VFX artist shortly after graduating Vancouver Film School's Game Design program. Rebekah has experience designing models, effects, and textures while working on quest and achievement design for real-time PC and VR products.

WHEN: Monday & Tuesday, November 5th & 6th from 4:30-6:30pm -  4 hours total instruction   

WHERE: Argyle Secondary School, 1131 Frederick Rd, North Vancouver, (Classrooms 426)
AGES:  Grade 9-11 students

COST: Free!


Please Note: Limited seating available & attendance at BOTH SESSIONS is required β€“ please be aware of the time commitment before emailing an RSVP

Please RSVP: Email child’s NAME, HOME SCHOOL and GRADE LEVEL to:  Jennifer VanderMye at:

The NVSD’s DMA/Digital Media Academy is a mini school program based at Argyle Secondary School in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver.

The DMA is a specialty program for students in Grades 11 & 12 & DMA LITE is a specialty academy for students in Grades 9 & 10. The academy is focused on animation, film, visual effects, graphic design, sound engineering, photography and web design. The DMA program is an enriched hands-on environment that provides students with access to a broad and useful range of skills and knowledge in digital design, technology, project management and problem solving. The DMA incorporates STEAM in the curriculum which has enhanced the learning of the program as of the main goals of the Digital Media Academy is to prepare students for post-secondary training and the many career opportunities in Digital Media, Science, Technology and Engineering.