"Long after the novice has completed the tutorials, they willtreasure Introducing Maya 5: 3D for Beginners for its cleardemonstration of essential concepts." —3dtoday.com
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 Maya5: 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