Get More Out of Autodesk Maya with this Official Guide
Even if you already use Maya, you’ll get more out of Autodesk’s popular, leading-edge 3D animation software with Mastering Autodesk Maya 2015. Author Todd Palamar draws on his extensive professional animation experience to help you take your Maya skills to the next level. Fully updated to reflect Maya’s latest features, it takes a hands-on approach to instruction, providing you with a diverse set of tutorials designed by real-world professionals to showcase 3D animation and visual techniques used in industry settings. Illustrated with practical examples that bring the information to light, this guide shows you how to acquire the skills needed to use Maya in a professional environment.
Using the Hypergraph, Outliner, Hypershade, Attribute Editor, and Connection Editor
Animating with keyframes, expressions, and constraints
Building a humanoid mesh using polygon and subdivision surface techniques
Creating a facial-animation rig using blend shapes
Lighting tools and techniques that can be used when rendering scenes with mental ray®
Applying textures painted in other software packages