Digital-Tutors has released Creating Cartoon Vehicles in Maya - the latest release in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists using Maya.

Creating Cartoon Vehicles in Maya provides over six hours of project-based training and guides artists through a production workflow to creating 3D cartoon vehicle assets and techniques for look development, art direction, hard surface modelling, texturing, and rendering.

Highlights from include: fitting to characters, hard surface modelling techniques, combining car paint shaders with texture, texturing with UVs and projection, creating appeal, exaggerated proportions, adding detail strategically, adding textural detail procedurally, creating useful topology, modeling for animation, smooth mesh preview, simplifying shapes, working from limited reference, troubleshooting edge flow, working with multiple pieces, working with multiple geometry types, UV layout, shader and material assembly, HDRI lighting setup, and additional lessons developed to teach artists modelling, texturing, and rendering techniques in Maya.

Creating Cartoon Vehicles in Mayaships on four discs with a total of six hours and 40 minutes of video training. It costs $59.99 (around £29.30). A sample lesson is available.