"Long after the novice has completed the tutorials, they will treasureIntroducing Maya 5: 3D for Beginners for its clear demonstration ofessential concepts."
Alias' Academy Award? winning Maya 3Danimation and effects software leads the industry in technological innovation.Film and video artists, computer game developers, and design professionals relyon Maya to create brilliant digital imagery, animation, and visual effects. Nowyou can enter this exciting, imaginative world and learn to build, render, andanimate your own digital characters and scenes.
Brought to you fromMaya Press, a publishing partnership between Sybex and Alias,Introducing Maya
5: 3D for Beginners is the ideal initiation to 3Dand Maya. This easy-to-grasp tutorial, written explicitly for the Maya novice,offers up a practical and fun approach to learning Maya’s core features.Clear-cut, engaging lessons let you try out these features using working filesprovided on the CD. The CD and full-color insert also provide plenty ofinstructional and finished art.
Enter a New Dimension
Get a solid grasp of the core Maya and 3D
Learn to navigatethe Maya interface
Experiment with Maya modeling
Explore the basics ofNURBS, polygons, and subdivision surfaces
Learn the nuances of shading andtexturing
Try your hand at animation
Get a feel for Maya lighting, rendering, and dynamics