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Finish Your Film! Tips and Tricks for Making an Animated Short in Maya by Kenny Roy

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CHAPTER 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to 3D Production

 

 

 

This is, at its heart, a Maya book geared towards giving you at-home animation creators the skills you need to make your dream film. In reality though, a 3D production has dozens and sometimes hundreds of artists all working in concert to create an animated piece. Even short films in a very large studio environment will be touched by artists numbered in triple digits.

Because the process is so collaborative and multi-faceted, my first task is to break down the steps involved in creating a piece of animation so that you can have an overview of the tasks ahead. You should also use this chapter to gauge where your strengths and weaknesses lie; if there is anything that ...

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