The coolest models and most gorgeous lighting will fall flat if the animation is lifeless. Do you struggle with creating interesting movement that is fluid and entertaining? Do you understand the principles of animation but wonder how they are applied in Maya? "How to Cheat in Maya" is your answer. Packed with the techniques and secrets of professional animators, this book gives you the tools you need to create appealing animations. You will not only learn how to be productive in Maya, you will also be given a peek under the hood at the actual scene files of a professional animator - this is the ultimate resource for intermediate and professional animators. Contains gold-mine coverage of: animation techniques, common problems faced by animators, props and scenery creation, and even foolproof lighting to show off your work. The DVD includes all Maya files, as well as video files of the animations demonstrated in the book. An accompanying web site will also be part of the package.