Introducing Autodesk Maya 2012

Introducing Autodesk Maya 2012

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by Dariush Derakhshani
     
 

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A practical, step-by-step guide to Maya 2012

This book is the ideal primer to getting started with Maya, the premier 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, cartoons, short films, and commercials. You'll learn the Maya interface and the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects. Professional visual

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A practical, step-by-step guide to Maya 2012

This book is the ideal primer to getting started with Maya, the premier 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, cartoons, short films, and commercials. You'll learn the Maya interface and the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects. Professional visual effects artist and instructor Dariush Derakhshani explains the nuances of the complex software, while creative tutorials offer realistic, professional challenges for those new to 3D. You'll be up and running in no time with the world's most popular professional 3D software application.

  • Provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to Maya 2012
  • Explains the core concepts of CG and working in 3D
  • Covers modeling, rigging, HDRI lighting, mental ray rendering, and more
  • Concepts are reinforced with tutorials that offer realistic challenges and clear explanations
  • Color insert provides real-world examples from talented beginning Maya users

Build your Maya and animation skills from the ground up with this practical, thorough guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470900215
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dariush Derakhshani is an award-winning visual effects supervisor, author, and educator. He has worked on movies such as The Fantastic Four and Pan's Labyrinth, the South Park TV series, and countless commercials and music videos. He teaches Maya and 3D animation, and is the author of all the Introducing Maya books as well as coauthor of Mastering Maya 8.5 and Introducing 3ds Max 2008, all from Sybex.

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Introducing Autodesk Maya 2012 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you use this book as a complete newbie to autodesk maya you will be completely lost with invalid old info that has not been updated to Maya 2012-2014 . Poor illustration and wordy explanations leave you scratching your head. Has some good information but mostly has the idea of "screw up a whole lot doing easy things the hard way and you will learn more!" This would not be my first reccommendation to learn maya. I had to use this as my textbook and completely new to the program i hated this book! I sold it on ebay right away!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago