Introduction

Welcome to Maya 8 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide.

Autodesk Maya is a high-end 3D graphics program. It’s widely used in the film and game industries to produce many of the CG (computer graphics) movies, special effects, games, and commercials you see daily. From characters to critters to cars, Maya provides a full toolset for each step of your project. Whether your aims are personal or professional, realistic or stylized, Maya’s depth can help you bring your vision to life.

Maya has long been the industry standard software for both film and television at studios worldwide. Its myriad toolsets, powerful scripting language, and plentiful rendering options make it a good option for a variety of tasks. Recently, this ...

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