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Mastering Maya® 2009 by Anthony Honn, Eric Allen, Eric Keller

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Chapter 2. Maya Cameras

Maya is a visual effects studio designed with the art of filmmaking in mind. Maya's virtual camera replicates real-world cameras as much as possible, while at the same time offering enough flexibility in the settings to allow for a wide variety of creative uses. This chapter introduces the core concepts of how to work with Maya's virtual cameras.

In this chapter, you'll learn to:

  • Determine image size and resolution

  • Work with camera settings

  • Create custom camera rigs

  • Use Depth of Field and Motion Blur

  • Create orthographic and stereoscopic cameras

Image Size and Resolution

When starting a new project in Maya, you should first determine the final size of the rendered image or image sequence. These settings will affect every aspect ...

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