Each chapter of 3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Maya introduces critical aspects
of the 3D animation process and presents clear and concise tutorials that link key concepts
to practical Autodesk
techniques. Providing a principles-based, yet pragmatic, ap-
proach to 3D animation, this rst-of-its-kind book:
• Describes the process for creating animated projects in a nonmathematical fashion
• Explains why—and not just how—to apply Maya techniques in the real world
• Includes access to a dedicated Web site, http://3DbyBuzz.com, featuring useful videos,
lessons, and updates
3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Maya is an ideal academic textbook as well as a
superlative do-it-yourself training manual. When employed as a text, it frees the instructor
from the painstaking task of developing step-by-step examples to present Maya’s complex
interface and basic capabilities. When used for individual study, aspiring animators revel in
the book’s easy-to-follow, hands-on learning style.
Make 3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Maya your book of choice for understand-
ing the essential theory and practice of 3D animation.