How to Cheat in Maya 2012: Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

How to Cheat in Maya 2012: Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

by Eric Luhta, Kenny Roy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240816986

ISBN-13: 9780240816982

Pub. Date: 08/11/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Fully updated for the new revision of Maya, "How to Cheat in Maya" offers complete, step-by-step walkthroughs of essential techniques that every animator needs to know. The book is purely about character animation in Maya. It's not a Maya book that covers the software and has one little chapter about animation; this is an animator's workflow in book form, covering

Overview

Fully updated for the new revision of Maya, "How to Cheat in Maya" offers complete, step-by-step walkthroughs of essential techniques that every animator needs to know. The book is purely about character animation in Maya. It's not a Maya book that covers the software and has one little chapter about animation; this is an animator's workflow in book form, covering everything you can imagine that has to do with character animation in Maya. The current edition has garnered top reviews and accolades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240816982
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/11/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
836,799
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

How to Cheat in Maya 2012 -

Chapter 1 - Animation Principles in Maya

Anticipation

Overlap and Follow Through

Squash and Stretch

Staging (Cameras)

Arcs

Timing

Ease In/Ease Out

Chapter 2 - Splines
All cheats revised for new interface

Chapter 3 - Graph Editor

All cheats revised for new interface

Chapter 4 - Techniques

smear frames

bendy arms

Possible material for tools added in Maya 20XX

Chapter 5 - Constraints

All cheats revised for new interface

Chapter 6 - Gimbal Lock

All cheats revised for new interface

Chapter 7 - Cameras and Layout

In-depth cheats on cameras and staging, applicable to multi-shot dialog tests and short films

cheats for new Camera Sequence tool

Chapter 8 - Blocking

New project for the chapter, so all cheats will be revised

Chapter 9 - Cycles

Shorter examples of walk and run cycles with new character

Older walk cycle material will be put on the website

Tips for personality walks

Chapter 10 - Polishing

New chapter project, all cheats revised

Chapter 11 - Facial Animation

New chapter project, all cheats revised

Mouth shapes

Eye shapes

Chapter 12 - Animation Layers

New chapter project, all cheats revised

Chapter 12 from the first book is retired to the website

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