Complete Maya Programming Volume II: An In-depth Guide to 3D Fundamentals, Geometry, and Modeling / Edition 1

Complete Maya Programming Volume II: An In-depth Guide to 3D Fundamentals, Geometry, and Modeling / Edition 1

by David Gould
     
 

ISBN-10: 0120884828

ISBN-13: 9780120884827

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Science

David Gould's acclaimed first book, Complete Maya Programming: An Extensive Guide to MEL and the C++ API, provides artists and programmers with a deep understanding of the way Maya works and how it can be enhanced and customized through programming. In his new book David offers a gentle, intuitive introduction to the core ideas of computer graphics.

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David Gould's acclaimed first book, Complete Maya Programming: An Extensive Guide to MEL and the C++ API, provides artists and programmers with a deep understanding of the way Maya works and how it can be enhanced and customized through programming. In his new book David offers a gentle, intuitive introduction to the core ideas of computer graphics.

Each concept is explained progressively and is fully implemented in both MEL and C++ so that an artist or programmer can use the source code directly in their own programs. Geometry and modeling are covered in detail with progressively more complex examples demonstrating all of Maya's possible programming features. David Gould's first volume is widely regarded as the most authoritative reference on Maya programming. Volume II continues this tradition and provides an unmatched guide for the artist and programmer tackling complex tasks.

• Covers a spectrum of topics in computer graphics including points and vectors, rotations, transformations, curves and surfaces (polygonal, NURBS, subdivision), and modeling.
• Offers insights to Maya's inner workings so that an artist or programmer can design and develop customized tools and solutions.
• Discusses problem solving with MEL (Maya's scripting language) and the more powerful and versatile C++ API, with plenty of code examples for each.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120884827
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
744
Product dimensions:
1.46(w) x 9.25(h) x 7.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Points; 3 Vectors; 4 Rotations; 5 Transformations; 6 Transform Nodes; 7 Coordinate Frames; 8 Polygonal Meshes; 9 Nurbs; 10 Subdivision Surfaces; 11 Contexts (Tools); A Further Learning; B Further Reading; Glossary; Index

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