This is a freshman class in the semester system. Students are introduced to Maya and the 3D space and then led through various modeling exercises. Concepts of character design are also discussed and are visible in the final results of their projects.
Hybrid Creatures is a project from my freshman modeling class where students were asked to combine 2 or more animals to create their own mythical creatures. They were asked to design or choose a prop that would further explain the role of said creature.