The Ultimate Maya 2011 Resource!
If you already know the fundamentals of Maya, you'll want this new Autodesk Official Training Guide to take you beyond the basics and show you how to use Maya 2011 in a professional environment. From modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects—to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, this book provides advanced, professional-level instruction.
Filled with challenging tutorials and real-world scenarios from some of the leading professionals in the industry, this must-have guide shows you how to manage the entire CG production pipeline. Master Maya's new graph editor, rendering with mental ray, the art of virtual cinematography, dynamic simulations, advanced modeling techniques, and much more with this indispensable guide.
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The companion DVD provides support files that help you complete the exercises in the book and compare your work to the pros.
Combine fluid dynamics and particle simulations for amazing visual effects
Add physically accurate outdoor lighting to your rendered images
Learn the secrets of making realistic materials for your models