One look and you'll see that this Maya book is different fromall the others. It presents the core Maya features visually, usingpages packed with striking graphics and loaded with conciseexplanations of the Maya interface. This expanded edition includesmore tutorials; updated material on modeling, animation, renderingand dynamics; and new coverage of Toon Shaders, along with otherexciting Maya tools. Engaging step-by-step lessons provide hands-onreinforcement as you learn. Start your adventures in Maya with thisfull-color, visual guide—the perfect introduction to Maya8.
Use Paint Effects to create images from scratch or add painterlyqualities to existing images.
Learn how Maya's MEL scripts can help with tasks, such asconnecting a curve's CVs to joints to pre-visualize a skeleton.
The enclosed CD includes the Maya Personal Learning Edition andall the files you need to complete the tutorials.