Francis Bitonri Studio's Modeling + 3D Printing Digital Textiles Part 1: Maya course is the first part to our online, tutorial-driven course.  Through this series of eight video-tutorials, you will be led, step-by-step, through how to work with, edit and customize poly surfaces in Maya to fabricate textiles. This course is a precursor to the Part 2: Rhino Course.

The tutorials in this course are broken up into the following steps:

1. Intro to Maya Interface

2. Importing into Maya

3. Intro to Polysurface Modeling

4. Editing and articulating poly surfaces for textile fabrication- Part 1

5. Editing and articulating poly surfaces for textile fabrication - Part 2

6. Extruding and customizing poly surfaces

7. BlendShape and Animation for poly surfaces

8. Exporting from Maya


Francis Bitonti Studio's Modeling + 3D Printing Digital Textiles Online Course Part 2: Rhino is an online, tutorial-driven course.  This series of seven video-tutorials is meant to follow Part 1: Maya.  Through this series of tutorials, you will be led, step-by-step, through how to work with and customize surfaces using Rhino's "Paneling Tools" tool set. 

Rhino Course Tutorials:

1. Intro to Rhino Interface

2. Importing into Rhino

3. Intro to Rhino Curve Surface Modeling

4. Rhino Unroll Surface

5. Intro to Paneling Tools - 2D

6. Customizing Paneling Tools - 3D

7. Exporting from Rhino


Course Suggestions:

  • While there is no previous knowledge of the computer programs required, it may be useful to familiarize yourself with the work space before beginning tutorials.
  • To get the most benefit out of these tutorials, you should follow along in your own work space while watching.  
    • A free 30-day trial of Autodesk Maya (for mac) may be downloaded  here.  
    • If you are a student, you have access to a free-download of Autodesk Maya (Education-Version for Mac) here.
    • You can download a free trial of Rhino for Mac here.
  • For best results, complete tutorial in order (Part 1: Maya, Part 2: Rhino).