Mastering Autodesk Maya 2013
By Todd Palamar
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Released: May 2012
Pages: 1072

Dive Deeper into the 3D Worlds You Can Create in Maya 2013

Go beyond the basics of Autodesk Maya and elevate your skills with the advanced coverage in this authoritative reference and tutorial. From modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, it prepares you for the real world of 3D animation and visual effects. You'll quickly get up to speed on the latest features in Maya 2013 as you expand your skills with professional instruction on cloth, fur, and fluids.

Packed with practical examples, this one-of-a-kind guide gives you valuable insight into the entire CG production pipeline. It emphasizes the features you're more likely to use working on a project, so you gain a real-world understanding of all of Maya's capabilities and functionality. With challenging tutorials, professional tips, and striking examples, this in-depth book helps you build career-worthy skills and also prepare for the Autodesk Maya 2013 Certified Professional exams.

Coverage includes:

  • Taking advantage of standard and custom camera rigs

  • Following animation techniques using keyframes, expressions, and constraints

  • Building a facial animation rig using blend shapes

  • Animating and rendering with Paint Effects

  • Rendering scenes with mental ray using a variety of lighting toolsand techniques

  • Using fluid behavior, particle meshes, and other techniques foramazing effects

  • Augmenting your Maya characters using Maya Fur, Maya nHair, and nCloth

  • Creating smoke, cloud, and flame effects with 2D and 3D fluids

Master the Industry-Leading 3D Animation and Effects Software

Catch Up on the Latest Features in Maya 2013

Follow Best Practices Featured in Challenging Tutorials and Scenarios

Learn Techniques Used by Professionals in 3D Animation and Visual Effects

Prepare for the Autodesk Maya 2013 Certified Professional Exams

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