Mastering Autodesk Maya 2013
By Todd Palamar
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: 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 skillswith the advanced coverage in this authoritative reference andtutorial. From modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effectsto high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, itprepares you for the real world of 3D animation and visual effects.You'll quickly get up to speed on the latest features in Maya 2013as you expand your skills with professional instruction on cloth,fur, and fluids.

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

Coverage includes:

  • Taking advantage of standard and custom camera rigs

  • Following animation techniques using keyframes, expressions, andconstraints

  • Building a facial animation rig using blend shapes

  • Animating and rendering with Paint Effects

  • Rendering scenes with mental ray using a variety of lightingtoolsand techniques

  • Using fluid behavior, particle meshes, and other techniquesforamazing effects

  • Augmenting your Maya characters using Maya Fur, Maya nHair, andnCloth

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

Master the Industry-Leading 3D Animation and EffectsSoftware

Catch Up on the Latest Features in Maya 2013

Follow Best Practices Featured in Challenging Tutorials andScenarios

Learn Techniques Used by Professionals in 3D Animation andVisual Effects

Prepare for the Autodesk Maya 2013 Certified ProfessionalExams

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