"If you're just beginning to dive into the world of 3D, this is thebook for you." --Animation Magazine
Alias' Academy Award winning Maya 3D animation andeffects software leads the industry in technological innovation.Film and video artists, computer game developers, and designprofessionals 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 owndigital characters and scenes.
Brought to you by Maya Press, a publishing partnershipbetween Sybex and Alias, Introducing Maya6: 3D forBeginners is the ideal initiation to 3D and Maya. Writtenexplicitly for the Maya novice, the easy-to-grasp text offers apractical and fun approach to learning Maya’s core features.Clear-cut, engaging lessons let you try out these features usingworking files provided on the CD. You’ll also find anabundance of instructional and inspirational art on the CD andfull-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 subdivisionsurfaces
Discover the nuances of shading and texturing
Try your hand at animation
Get a feel for Maya lighting, rendering, and dynamics