Introducing Maya 5
3D for Beginners
By Dariush Derakhshani
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: December 2006
Pages: 360

"Long after the novice has completed the tutorials, they willtreasure Introducing Maya 5: 3D for Beginners for its cleardemonstration of essential concepts."

Alias' Academy Award® winning Maya 3D animation and effectssoftware leads the industry in technological innovation. Film andvideo artists, computer game developers, and design professionalsrely on Maya to create brilliant digital imagery, animation, andvisual effects. Now you can enter this exciting, imaginative worldand learn to build, render, and animate your own digital charactersand scenes.

Brought to you from Maya Press, a publishing partnershipbetween Sybex and Alias, Introducing Maya 5: 3D forBeginners is the ideal initiation to 3D and Maya. Thiseasy-to-grasp tutorial, written explicitly for the Maya novice,offers up a practical and fun approach to learning Maya’score features. Clear-cut, engaging lessons let you try out thesefeatures using working files provided on the CD. The CD andfull-color insert also provide plenty of instructional and finishedart.

Enter a New Dimension

  • Get a solid grasp of the core Maya and3D
  • Learn to navigate the Mayainterface
  • Experiment with Maya modeling
  • Explore the basics of NURBS, polygons,and subdivision surfaces
  • Learn the nuances of shading andtexturing
  • Try your hand at animation
  • Get a feel for Maya lighting, rendering,and dynamics
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