Welcome to Introducing Autodesk® Maya® 2016 and the world of computer-generated imagery (CGI). Whether you’re new to 3D graphics or venturing into Autodesk’s powerhouse animation software from another 3D application, you’ll find this book a perfect primer, freshly updated from the previous edition (Maya 2015) for the new interface introduced in Maya 2016. This book introduces you to the Autodesk® Maya® software and shows how you can work with Maya to create your art, whether it’s animated or static in design.

Fourteen years ago, the first edition of this book was written out of the author’s desire for solid, comprehensive, and yet open-ended teaching material about Maya for his classes. This book exposes you to all the facets of ...

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