Introduction

The Autodesk® Maya® program is big. It is really, really huge. The book you hold in your hands and all the exercises within it represent a mere sliver of what can be created in Maya. Mastering Maya takes years of study and practice. I have been using Maya almost every day since 1999, and I’m still constantly facing new challenges and making new discoveries.

This book is meant to be a guide to help you not only understand Maya, but also how to learn about Maya. The title Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014 implies an active engagement with the software. This book is packed with hands-on tutorials. If you’re looking for a quick-reference guide that simply describes each and every button, control, and tool in the Maya interface, turn to the ...

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