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Mastering Autodesk Maya 2016: Autodesk Official Press by Todd Palamar

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Chapter 1 Working in Autodesk Maya

The Autodesk® Maya® working environment has evolved to accommodate the individual artist as well as a team of artists working in a production pipeline. The interface presents tools, controls, and data in an organized fashion to allow you to bring your fantastic creations to life easily.

Autodesk Maya 2016 introduces a new, flattened GUI. The 3D beveled look of the interface’s icons has been removed in favor of a simpler 2D look. Many of the colors have been modified as well. As a result, the GUI is now more modern and streamlined.

Understanding the way Maya organizes data about the objects, animations, textures, lights, dynamics, and all of the other elements contained within the 3D environment of a scene ...

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