Book description* Companion website provides new updates and tutorials for version 6!
If you are an artist who's new to Alias's Maya, or are moving over to use this powerful, oscar-winning animation and effects software from another 3D package, you will find this book invaluable. It provides you with all you need to know to get up and running with this difficult software, fast!
Focusing only on the key things you need to know when starting out it doesn't overload you, so speeds up your learning process.
Highly illustrated in color throughout this book benefits from a clear, concise, jargon free style. Written by a LucasArts professional it will provide invaluable knowledge that will help you get that elusive first job in animation!
Table of contents
- Half Title
- Title Page
- System Specs
- Common Hotkeys
- Chapter 1: Maya Basics
- Chapter 2: Modeling
- Chapter 3: Materials and Textures
- Chapter 4: Lighting
- Chapter 5: Animation
- Chapter 6: Dynamics
- Chapter 7: Rendering
- Chapter 8: Paint Effects
- Chapter 9: MEL Scripting
- Chapter 10: Advanced Topics
- Title: Focal Easy Guide to Maya 5
- Release date: October 2012
- Publisher(s): Focal Press
- ISBN: 9781136145018
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