Autodesk Maya 2013 Essentials
By Paul Naas
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: April 2012
Pages: 400

Learn Autodesk Maya Quickly and Easily

This Autodesk Official Training Guide teaches you thefundamentals of Autodesk Maya. Through step-by-step tutorials,full-color illustrations, and fun, hands-on exercises, thispractical book gets you up to speed on modeling, texturing,animating, lighting, and other core Maya topics. Whether you're abeginning animator or just updating your skills on the latestversion of the software, this task-based book provides the solidgrounding you need.

Learn these Autodesk Maya essentials—and more:

  • The Maya 2013 interface, menus, and tools

  • Simple animation—set keyframes, adjust tangents, andmore

  • Modeling with polygons—bodies, faces, and cleanup beforerigging

  • Adding character with blend shapes and surfaces

  • Building bone structure, adding joints, and weighting joints

  • Rigging, animating, and lighting basics

  • How to render and composite a shot

  • The hows and whys of certain techniques and decisions

Explore vertex weighting to create smooth joint bends

Learn step-by-step how to animate your character

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives

  • Step-by-step tutorials

  • Four-color screenshots and illustrations

  • Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggestedexercises

  • Downloadable exercise files

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