Mastering Maya 2009
By Eric Keller
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: April 2009
Pages: 1100

The Ultimate Maya 2009 Resource for Intermediate to AdvancedUsers

If you already know the basics of Maya, now you can elevate yourskills with Maya 2009 and the advanced coverage in thisauthoritative new reference and tutorial. From modeling, texturing,animation, and visual effects to high-level techniques for film,television, games, and more, this book provides professional-levelinstruction on Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited.

This fully updated book brings you up to speed on Maya 2009'snew features and expands your skills with advanced instruction oncloth, fur, and fluids. You'll learn Dynamics, Maya Muscle, StereoCameras, Assets, rendering with mental ray, and more. Filled withchallenging tutorials and real-world scenarios from some of theleading professionals in the industry, this one-of-a-kind guidegives you valuable insight into the entire CG productionpipeline.

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

The companion DVD provides video files to drive home concepts,as well as images and scene files that help you complete theexercises and compare your work to the pros.

  • Use nParticles to create dynamic simulations andexplosions
  • Create realistic human skin for characters using advanced mentalray shader techniques

  • Learn professional lighting, rendering, and compositingtechniques using mental ray Render Layers and Render Passes

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