Creating Striking Graphics with Maya and Photoshop
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Creating Striking Graphics with Maya and Photoshop

by Daniel Gray
     
 
Add Another Dimension to Your Portfolio—And Move to the Top of Your Craft

Professional artists who strive to bring a new look to their illustrations are using Alias' premier 3D software in tandem with Adobe's prominent digital imaging program to create cutting-edge graphics. Now, with Maya 6, this remarkable combo is even better integrated than

Overview

Add Another Dimension to Your Portfolio—And Move to the Top of Your Craft

Professional artists who strive to bring a new look to their illustrations are using Alias' premier 3D software in tandem with Adobe's prominent digital imaging program to create cutting-edge graphics. Now, with Maya 6, this remarkable combo is even better integrated than before.

Creating Striking Graphics with Maya and Photoshop—brought to you from Maya Press, a publishing partnership between Sybex and Alias—is a dazzling introduction to the vibrant world of 3D and Maya. Graphics wiz Daniel Gray, with help from an elite group of pros, will inspire you to incorporate 3D into your graphics and think more artistically when approaching your creations. And if you're already familiar with Maya, you'll learn how Maya 6 makes it even easier to work between both applications.

First you'll get the essential Photoshop user's introduction to Maya and learn how to make the leap from 2D to 3D. Then, you'll discover how high-profile artists use Maya and Photoshop together in real-world scenarios where 2D and 3D collide in a burst of creativity. Through a series of interviews that address a variety of 3D applications, you'll discover how:

  • Maya Master Meats Meier depicts Mother Nature with otherworldly success
  • Michael Elins combines photography and classical painting with the 3D world
  • Damon Riesberg cranks out a daily comic strip by posing and rendering his cast of characters
  • guru studios crafts beautiful 3D cartoons with a cool retro feel for TELETOON
  • Meteor Studios brings ultra-realistic prehistoric creatures to life for the Discovery Channel's Dinosaur Planet
  • IBM painstakingly re-creates ancient artifacts, such as the Sphinx, for the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • Meshwerks digitizes automobiles for use in movies, advertising, and video games and creates the ultra-cool chopped and channeled Honda EleMENTAL Woodie!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Using Photoshop and Maya together, you can do stunning 3D work that would’ve been impractical using either program alone. This full-color book helps you make the most of those synergies, even if you’ve never touched Maya before.

It’s organized around brilliant real-world projects. A case study from Toronto’s legendary guru studio shows how to “3D-ize” 2D images, as you bring classic Warner Brothers cartoon sensibility to a 3D world. Then, see how Maya and Photoshop speed Damon Riesberg’s workflow, so he can draw his Syntax Errors strip faster...and spend more time on characters and plotlines.

From creating dinosaurs to modeling sneakers, this book will bring a new dimension to your Photoshop work: the third dimension. Bill Camarda, from the December 2004 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782142747
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Edition description:
Book & CD-ROM
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Gray's career has focused on the forefront of the digital graphic arts. He's written over fifteen books on graphics and the Internet, including Sybex's The Art of Cartooning with Flash

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