Autodesk Maya 2013 Essential Learning Kit

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Learning Maya: A Video Introduction features eight hours of step-by-step video instruction on Maya, Autodesk's industry leading 3D animation and effects software. Available with closed captioning and in viewable on tablets, smartphones, and computers, Learning Maya quickly teaches viewers how to use the software's core features and functions.

Each video chapter begins with a quick overview of the lesson and then immediately moves into an approachable hands-on exercise that ...

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Overview

Learning Maya: A Video Introduction features eight hours of step-by-step video instruction on Maya, Autodesk's industry leading 3D animation and effects software. Available with closed captioning and in viewable on tablets, smartphones, and computers, Learning Maya quickly teaches viewers how to use the software's core features and functions.

Each video chapter begins with a quick overview of the lesson and then immediately moves into an approachable hands-on exercise that readers can follow to gain confidence using the software. Viewers can download starting and ending files for the exercises so that they can start anywhere in the book and compare their results with the pro's.

The DVD features high-definition (1280x720) videos with an optional full-screen mode for an immersive learning experience. The intuitive, easy-to-use interface includes custom bookmarks so viewers can annotate the course and remember where they left off as well as "Watch-and-Work" mode so viewers can follow along and practice with the downloadable tutorial files as they learn.

Autodesk Maya Essentials is an Autodesk Official Training Guide that teaches the basics of Maya modeling, texturing, animating, and lighting to familiarize readers with the program as a whole. The hands-on projects offer realistic, job-related, professional challenges for those new to 3D, and to those coming from another 3D application.

Each chapter leads with an introduction to the topic and explains methods, as well as why certain methods are used. Each chapter is richly illustrated with workflow-based projects and examples to make following the sometimes-difficult subject matter much easier and fun. The book evenly covers all aspects a beginner should be familiar with for a solid foundation of Maya. Each chapter features compelling full-color screenshots to illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with related and more open-ended projects to further reinforce the chapter's lessons. Readers can download starting and ending files for the exercises and additional learning tutorials so that they can start anywhere in the book and compare their results with the pros.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118738283
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,067,324
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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