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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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The Stages of Production

The CG animation industry inherited a workflow from the film industry that consists of three broad stages: preproduction, production, and post production. In film, preproduction is the process in which the script and storyboards are written, costumes and sets are designed and built, actors are cast and rehearsed, the crew is hired, and the equipment is rented and set up. In the production phase, scenes are taped or filmed in the most efficient order. Post production (often simply called post) describes everything that happens afterward: The scenes are edited into a story; a musical score, sound effects, and additional dialogue are added; and visual effects may also be added. (In a film that has special effects or animation, ...

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