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How to Cheat in Maya 2012 by Eric Luhta

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How to Cheat and Why

The truth about cheating

When we hear the word cheating, we usually think of something negative; deception, trickery or chicanery. However in this book, cheating is a good thing. If you’ve watched someone who’s a master of something work at it, it can seem unreal, almost like they’re…cheating! But really they just have experience and in-depth knowledge of how to achieve something. They know the most efficient way to do a task and make their tools work for them.

That’s the goal of this book: to give you in-depth knowledge of animating with Maya so you can skip over the trial-and-error, constant web searches, and pouring through internet forums. Computer animation has its technical side, and just about all animators have struggled ...

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