Maya software is a top choice for 3D professionals creating thestunning characters and visual effects you see in today’sfilms, games, commercials, and other animation. If you want todevelop professional-level Maya and 3D skills, the new edition ofthis top-selling book is the best place to start.
The book builds from the ground up, combining straightforwardtext with practical examples that make it easy to absorb the basicsand start building and animating your own digital models andscenes. Follow fun and challenging step-by-step lessons while youlearn by doing using downloadable project files and support videotutorials to round out the experience.
Learn CG and 3D core concepts and productionworkflows
Get a fast, thorough lesson on the Maya user interface andits menus and plug-ins
Build a simple animation of the planets in the solar system,right away
Explore the basics of NURBS, polygons, modeling, and new NEXtools
Create a decorative box, a steam locomotive, a starfish, achild’s table lamp, and more
Rig for animation and use nCloth to create cloth motion,such as a flag blowing in the wind
Master HDRI lighting, mental ray rendering, dynamics,simulations, and effects