Learning Maya 7 Foundation: A Hands-on Introduction to Key Tools and Techniques in Maya Based on the Award-Winning Short Film Blue / Edition 1

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This exceptional, full-color Maya Press title - produced by Alias, the software's creators - is a comprehensive mid-cycle revision that uses the award-winning short film Blue as the basis for the book's all-new hands-on tutorials. Artists, students, educators, and hobbyists will appreciate this book's comprehensible coverage of 3D and Maya basics. Project-focused lessons use actual production files from the film Blue to teach you most of the tools available in Maya Complete. The companion DVD includes instructor-led tutorials, scene files, artist interviews, and Maya PLE. Also includes Alias's Sketchbook Pro Version 1.1.1, $129.99 value.

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The best way to learn Maya 7 is hands-on, through projects. But this isn’t just “any” project-based tutorial. These aren’t toy projects: they’re based on an animated short, Blue, which has earned top prizes at five film festivals.

You’ll learn core Maya 7 skills by following Blue through its production process, crafting its robot “star,” and constructing his entire outer-space environment. You’ll start with modeling simple shapes -- rooms, solar systems, and so forth; then master the fundamentals of working with shaders, textures, lights, effects, and particles. Next, you’ll learn how to use dependency graphs to understand the connections between Maya entities and the shading group elements that determine how objects look.

The authors then walk you through building your first creature from primitives, starting with a polygonal cylinder for its body. You’ll master the basics of NURBS modeling and texturing; use skeletons, skins, and inverse kinematics; move on to organic modeling; even do some simple programming with Maya’s MEL language. Rigging, deformers, Maya’s non-linear TRAX editor, paint effects, subdivision surfaces, rendering: they’re all covered.

In addition to sample files, this book comes with Maya 7 Personal Learning Edition. Maybe you expected that: After all, you can download PLE from Alias’s site. But you didn’t expect this: a free, permanent (yes, non-trial) copy of SketchBook Pro 1.1.1, Alias’s impressive paint and drawing application for use with digitized pen tablets. (Which, by the way, retails for a lot more than this book.)

But, then, this full-color book does come from Alias Press, Maya’s creators -- so it includes Alias’s expertise along with its software. Bill Camarda, from the October 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894893749
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Series: Learning Tools Ser.
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 653
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Introduction : understanding Maya 15
Lesson 1 Create a room 41
Lesson 2 Making a solar system 65
Lesson 3 Shaders and textures 83
Lesson 4 Lights and effects 101
Lesson 5 Particles 115
Lesson 6 Adding details 135
Lesson 7 Working with Maya 149
Lesson 8 The dependency graph 187
Lesson 9 Polygonal orb 215
Lesson 10 Texturing the orb 235
Lesson 11 Rendering features 251
Lesson 12 Set up and animation 263
Lesson 13 Orb animation 281
Lesson 14 Rigid bodies 295
Lesson 15 NURBS modeling 309
Lesson 16 NURBS texturing 335
Lesson 17 Maya render types 353
Lesson 18 Skeleton 361
Lesson 19 Skinning 379
Lesson 20 IK handles 399
Lesson 21 Rigging 417
Lesson 22 Animation 433
Lesson 23 The Trax editor 465
Lesson 24 Organic modeling 489
Lesson 25 Deformers 501
Lesson 26 Paint effects 519
Lesson 27 Subdivision surfaces 537
Lesson 28 More rigging 561
Lesson 29 Blinking using MEL 579
Lesson 30 Intro : Alias SketchBook Pro 607
Lesson 31 Brushes & character design 615
Lesson 32 Flexibility with layers, storyboard & annotation 629
Lesson 33 Painting a texture map 641
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