Introducing Autodesk Maya 2012
By Dariush Derakhshani
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Released: March 2011
Pages: 656

ENTER A NEW DIMENSION WITH MAYA 2012

Maya 3D animation, effects, and compositing software is a top choice for film and video creators, game artists, and 3D design professionals. Now you can learn to build and animate your own digital models and scenes, and begin developing professional-level Maya skills, with Introducing Autodesk Maya 2012.

This new edition of the perennial favorite and bestseller is a perfect introduction to 3D and Maya. Starting with the basics, the book builds from the ground up, combining straightforward text with fun and practical examples to make it easy to learn Maya's core tools. Follow clear, step-by-step lessons while you learn by doing, using the hands-on project files available for download from the Web. The book includes a full-color insert with striking examples from talented new Maya users to inspire you.

  • Learn CG and 3D core concepts and production workflows

  • Get a fast, but thorough primer on Maya 2012's user interface

  • Build a simple animation of the planets in the solar system, right away

  • Explore the basics of NURBS, polygons, and subdivision surfaces modeling

  • Create an alien hand, a steam locomotive, a toy wagon, and more

  • Rig for animation and get the most out of Maya's powerful Graph Editor tool

  • Master HDRI lighting, mental ray rendering, dynamics, visualization, and effects

Use mental ray Sun & Sky to light a wagon

HDRI lighting increases fidelity

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