Mastering Maya 8.5
By John Kundert-Gibbs, Mick Larkins, Dariush Derakhshani, Eric Kunzendorf
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: July 2007
Pages: 852

The Ultimate Maya Resource for Intermediate to AdvancedUsers

Take your Maya skills to new levels with the sophisticatedcoverage you'll find in this authoritative Autodesk Maya Pressreference and tutorial. From key basics through advancedtechniques, our Maya experts provide the very latestprofessional-level instruction on Maya Complete and MayaUnlimited.

Early chapters offer a practical overview of Maya's interface. A"Quick Start" exercise lets novices create an animation the firstday and covers the basics of node structure, keyframes, and basiclighting. Advanced users will broaden their skills with pertinentcoverage for nCloth, mental ray integration, volume Fur rendering,advanced texturing tools, and enhanced MEL scripting. Practicaltutorials reinforce learning with hands-on practice.

If you've been looking for a professional-quality and completeMaya resource to turn to again and again, this is the book.

  • Render and store stills through the Render View window
  • Learn techniques with nCloth's powerful cloth simulation
  • Tweak and add drag-and-drop Fluid Effects for real-worldeffects

The CD provides tutorial files, images, and scene files that letyou complete the hands-on exercises and compare your work to thepros. See the Introduction for details and complete systemrequirements.

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