"If you're just beginning to dive into the world of 3D, this is the book for you." --Animation Magazine
Alias' Academy Award winning Maya 3D animation and effects software leads the industry in technological innovation. Film and video artists, computer game developers, and design professionals rely on Maya to create brilliant digital imagery, animation, and visual effects. Now you can enter this exciting, imaginative world and learn to build, render, and animate your own digital characters and scenes.
Brought to you by Maya Press, a publishing partnership between Sybex and Alias, Introducing Maya6: 3D for Beginners is the ideal initiation to 3D and Maya. Written explicitly for the Maya novice, the easy-to-grasp text offers a practical and fun approach to learning Maya’s core features. Clear-cut, engaging lessons let you try out these features using working files provided on the CD. You’ll also find an abundance of instructional and inspirational art on the CD and full-color insert.
Enter a New Dimension
Get a solid grasp of the core Maya and 3D
Learn to navigate the new Maya 6 interface
Experiment with Maya modeling
Explore the basics of NURBS, polygons, and subdivision surfaces
Discover the nuances of shading and texturing
Try your hand at animation
Get a feel for Maya lighting, rendering, and dynamics