Character Artist Isaac Oster posts a new tutorial series that will walk you through the beginnings of working with Python Scripting in Maya. The series entails 18 chapters ending with creating the rainbow helix effect seen in the preview.
This tutorial series introduces basic python functionality in the Maya environment
The Introduction to Python Scripting in Maya course will only set you back .99¢. For a bit les than a dollar you can be on your way learning the basics of Python scripting.
Isaac notes that employers are always looking for people who have a bit of technical skill. Most people find that because scripting can look like math, they tend to avoid it – however, Isaac thanks that Python and scripting is no harder than learning ZBrush or UDk.
This Introduction to Python Scripting in Maya tutorial series introduces basic python functionality in the Maya environment, and is geared towards artists comfortable with visual thinking. Maya’s 3D environment is a great space to learn to script.
Each topic is discussed in short, concise chapters. Larger projects are sprinkled in to demonstrate tools discussed in previous chapters. This series is intended to introduce the uninitiated to how awesome scripting can be, and is intentionally narrow in its scope.
Introduction to Python Scripting in Maya Availability and Pricing
If you are interested in learning the basic of Python scripting in Maya, the first 5 chapters are available for free. The remaining chapters of the series are available on GumRoad for .99¢ – check out the Introduction to Python Scripting in Maya series here.