Introducing Autodesk Maya 2012

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Introducing Autodesk Maya 2012is the ideal primer to getting started with Maya. Learn the Maya interface and the basics of modeling, rigging, animating, texturing, lighting, rendering,  visualization, and visual effects. The expository text is reinforced with fun and challenging step-by-step tutorials, including creating a solar system, an alien hand, a steam locomotive, a toy wagon, and other projects that help you learn the ins and outs of this complex software. Professional visual effects artist and ...
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Overview

Introducing Autodesk Maya 2012is the ideal primer to getting started with Maya. Learn the Maya interface and the basics of modeling, rigging, animating, texturing, lighting, rendering,  visualization, and visual effects. The expository text is reinforced with fun and challenging step-by-step tutorials, including creating a solar system, an alien hand, a steam locomotive, a toy wagon, and other projects that help you learn the ins and outs of this complex software. Professional visual effects artist and instructor Dariush Derakhshani leads readers through the nuances of the complex software without over-explaining or over-simplifying. The tutorials offer realistic, professional challenges for those new to 3D, and to those coming from another 3D application. Introducing Autodesk Maya 2012 is the perfect guide to get you up and running in the world's most popular professional 3D software application.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470900215
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Computer Graphics and 3D.

2 Jumping In Headfirst, With Both Feet.

3 The Maya 2012 Interface.

4 Beginning Polygonal Modeling.

5 Modeling With Nurbs, Subdivisions, and Deformers.

6 Practical Experience.

7 Maya Shading and Texturing.

8 Introduction to Animation.

9 More Animation!

10 Maya Lighting.

11 Maya Rendering.

12 Maya Dynamics and Effects.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    For beginners?

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    The examples shown in the book do not work for Maya 2012. The a

    The examples shown in the book do not work for Maya 2012. The author did not appear to update his material when publishing the new version of this book.

    Do not buy!!!

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    Posted February 23, 2012

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