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Publisher Comments:

Maya® is one of the most widely used 3D animation programs available. It is used in every major movie and by most special effects and game studios. With its new competitive pricing, its user base continues to grow, and with each new release, Maya expands its already impressive feature set. These new features keep Maya users loyal and anxious to upgrade. The Maya 6 Handbook is a completely updated edition of the best-selling Maya 4.5 Handbook. It not only teaches users how to utilize the new features, but provides a complete guide to the fundamentals of this powerful program. Unlike many books that use a variety of unrelated tutorials, this book uses a complete, practical project for users to work through as they learn to model, render, and animate in Maya. By the conclusion of the book users will understand how and why Maya works, providing them with the knowledge they need to adapt the tools to a variety of tasks and projects. The companion CD-ROM includes all the figures from the book in full color, as well as the Maya files used in the completion of the exercises.

Book News Annotation:

Maya is graphics software for special effects widely used by film and game studios. In this handbook for novice and intermediate level users, Watkins (computer arts, U. of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas) and Neuhahn, a Los Angeles-based professional animator, explain how to use the modeling tools of this latest Maya version and the concepts behind them. Tutorials include rendering an organic form and exterior scene. The companion CD contains the text's screenshots in full color and a tutorial folder.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This completely updated, tutorial-based guide to the essential features of the newest version of Maya is a must-have resource for anyone interested in 3D graphics or animation. Users learn the how and why Maya works, providing them with the knowledge they need to adapt the tools to a variety of tasks and projects.J

Synopsis:

Completely updated, tutorial-based guide to the essential features of the newest version of Maya.

About the Author

Adam Watkins works at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. He has a BFA in theatre set and lighting design, and an MFA in graphic design from Utah State University, and is the author of 3D Animation: From Models to Movies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Maya Work Flow and Interface Chapter 2: Getting Started with Modeling Chapter 3: NURBS and Component-Level Editing Chapter 4: NURBS Continued Chapter 5: Component Level Editing and Booleans Chapter 6: SubDivision Surface Modeling Chapter 7: Materials and Texturing Chapter 8: Custom Texture Maps in Materials Chapter 9: Lighting and Rendering Chapter 10: Creating a Skeletal System for a Hummingbird Chapter 11: Animation - Animating the Hummingbird Appendix A: Which Hardware to Use? Appendix B: About the CD-ROM Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584503514
Publisher:
Charles River Media
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Author:
Watkins
Author:
Neuhahn, Chris
Author:
Watkins, Adam
Subject:
Computer animation
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Digital Media - Video & Animation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Charles River Media Graphics
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.22x7.38x.90 in. 2.16 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Charles River Books - English 9781584503514 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This completely updated, tutorial-based guide to the essential features of the newest version of Maya is a must-have resource for anyone interested in 3D graphics or animation. Users learn the how and why Maya works, providing them with the knowledge they need to adapt the tools to a variety of tasks and projects.J
"Synopsis" by , Completely updated, tutorial-based guide to the essential features of the newest version of Maya.
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