Creating Striking Graphics with Maya and Photoshop
By Daniel Gray
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: December 2006
Pages: 203

Add Another Dimension to Your Portfolio—And Move to theTop of Your Craft
Professional artists who strive to bring a new look to theirillustrations are using Alias' premier 3D software in tandem withAdobe's prominent digital imaging program to create cutting-edgegraphics. Now, with Maya 6, this remarkable combo is even betterintegrated than before.

Creating Striking Graphics with Maya andPhotoshop—brought to you from Maya Press, apublishing partnership between Sybex and Alias—is a dazzlingintroduction to the vibrant world of 3D and Maya. Graphics wizDaniel Gray, with help from an elite group of pros, will inspireyou to incorporate 3D into your graphics and think moreartistically when approaching your creations. And if you're alreadyfamiliar with Maya, you'll learn how Maya 6 makes it even easier towork between both applications.

First you'll get the essential Photoshop user’s introductionto Maya and learn how to make the leap from 2D to 3D. Then, you'lldiscover how high-profile artists use Maya and Photoshop togetherin real-world scenarios where 2D and 3D collide in a burst ofcreativity. Through a series of interviews that address a varietyof 3D applications, you'll discover how:

  • Maya Master Meats Meier depicts Mother Nature with otherworldlysuccess
  • Michael Elins combines photography and classical painting withthe 3D world
  • Damon Riesberg cranks out a daily comic strip by posing andrendering his cast of characters
  • guru studios crafts beautiful 3D cartoons with a cool retrofeel for TELETOON
  • Meteor Studios brings ultra-realistic prehistoric creatures tolife for the Discovery Channel's Dinosaur Planet
  • IBM painstakingly re-creates ancient artifacts, such as theSphinx, for the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • Meshwerks digitizes automobiles for use in movies, advertising,and video games and creates the ultra-cool chopped and channeledHonda EleMENTAL Woodie!
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