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Building Interactive Worlds in 3D by Jean-Marc Gauthier

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Chapter 2

The Basic 3D Kit

1       The Roadmap

This chapter is an introduction to basic 3D modeling and animation in Maya and Virtools. “Basic 3D Kit” means that you will learn a selection of creative tools that will get you up and running quickly using Maya. This chapter, designed to be fun and creative, will hopefully make you anxious to explore this amazing software.

The following tutorials, created in collaboration with Miro Kirov, show how to use Maya and Virtools for creating interactive models and animated characters. We hope that you will enjoy the process of producing 3D interactive content.

The first tutorial is a step-by-step introduction to modeling and animating Mr. Cyclop, an interactive character in Maya. The second tutorial shows ...

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