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Many animators and designers would like to supplement their Maya learning with a less-
technical, more helpful book.
This new self-study manual is both a general guide for understanding 3-D computer graphics and a specific guide for
learning the fundamentals of Maya: workspace, modeling, animation, shading, lighting, and rendering.
This well-integrated and produced volume covers
these fundamentals in each chapter so that readers gain increasingly detailed knowledge.
After an initial 'concepts' section launches each chapter,
hands-on tutorials are provided, as well as a chapter project that progressively adds newly learned material and culminates in the final animated short.
This is the first book on Maya that teaches the subject using a sensible, proven methodology for both novices and intermediate users.
* Proven method that emphasizes preliminaries to every chapter
* Integrates the "why" concepts of 3-D simultaneously with the
* Skills reinforced with tutorials and chapter projects
* Real-world experience distilled into helpful hints and step-by-step guides for
* CD-ROM with practice animations, case studies and additional methods
The book, suitable for novices or intermediate users,
presents all the basic 3-D animation concepts and Maya software background needed for learning animation techniques and creating sophisticated, state-of-the-art
It is an essential resource for animators, game developers, effects specialists, and computer graphic artists, as well as an ideal self-study
guide for students or individuals pursuing interests in graphics or animation.