Learning Maya 7: The Modeling and Animation Handbook: Based on the Academy Award-Winning Animated Short The ChubbChubbs! from Sony Pictures Imageworks

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This exceptional, full-color Maya Press title — produced by Alias, the software's creators — offers a brand-new approach to teaching modeling and animation using the characters from the Academy Award-winning short film The ChubbChubbs. You'll find instructor-led tutorials, scene files, artist interviews, and Maya Personal Learning Edition on the enclosed DVD.

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Overview

This exceptional, full-color Maya Press title — produced by Alias, the software's creators — offers a brand-new approach to teaching modeling and animation using the characters from the Academy Award-winning short film The ChubbChubbs. You'll find instructor-led tutorials, scene files, artist interviews, and Maya Personal Learning Edition on the enclosed DVD.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894893879
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/5/2005
  • Edition description: BOOK&DVDRM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 745
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

This official book is written by Alias, the creators of Maya.

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Table of Contents

Polygon Modeling.

NURBS Modeling.

Subdivision Surface Modeling.

General Modeling Issues.

Tessalation; Texturing.

Use layers to organize your work.

Create Skeleton Chains and edit joint orientation.

Set up Single Chain, Rotation Plane, and Spline IK Solvers.

Use Set Driven Key to create powerful yet simple control systems.

Understand and use both Forward and Inverse Kinematics.

Simulate the deformation of clothing using Wire Deformers and Set Driven Key.

Drive joint rotation with a Blendshape Slider to help consolidate your control windows.

Use Pole Vector constraints as a fast and easy way of achieving realistic motion in arms and legs.

Create complex and subtle character deformations through the use of Clusters and Lattices.

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