Mastering Autodesk Maya 2012

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If you already know the basics of Maya, now you can elevate your skills with the advanced coverage in this authoritative reference and tutorial. From modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, Mastering Autodesk Maya 2012 provides professional-level instruction on Maya. This fully updated book brings you up to speed on Maya's latest features, including Maya 2012's new fluid simulation tools. Filled with challenging tutorials and real-world ...

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Overview

If you already know the basics of Maya, now you can elevate your skills with the advanced coverage in this authoritative reference and tutorial. From modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, Mastering Autodesk Maya 2012 provides professional-level instruction on Maya. This fully updated book brings you up to speed on Maya's latest features, including Maya 2012's new fluid simulation tools. Filled with challenging tutorials and real-world scenarios from some of the leading professionals in the industry, this one-of-a-kind guide gives you valuable insight into the entire CG production pipeline.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470919774
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Palamar began his career creating traditional specialeffects for low-budget horror movies and quickly gravitated tocomputer animation, first working on numerous straight-to-videomovies and then switching to the video game industry. He hasextensive freelance experience, including dozens of military andgame-style simulations, corporate commercials, and theme parkrides. In addition, he has written several Maya books, includingMaya Studio Projects: Photorealistic Characters and MayaStudio Projects: Dynamics.

Eric Keller has been a professional 3D artist andhigh-end animator for film, commercials, and TV for 12 years. Hehas created animations and effects for Disney, Warner Brothers,ESPN, Harvard Medical School, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute,and CBS. He currently teaches at the Gnomon School of VisualEffects. Eric is the author of Mastering Autodesk Maya 2011,Maya Visual Effects: The Innovator's Guide, andIntroducing ZBrush 4, all from Sybex.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxiii

Chapter 1 Working in Autodesk Maya 1

Chapter 2 Virtual Filmmaking with Autodesk Maya Cameras 53

Chapter 3 Modeling I 105

Chapter 4 Modeling II 173

Chapter 5 Animation Techniques 227

Chapter 6 Animating with Deformers 293

Chapter 7 Rigging and Muscle Systems 347

Chapter 8 Paint Effects 411

Chapter 9 Lighting with mental ray 461

Chapter 10 mental ray Shading Techniques 519

Chapter 11 Texture Mapping 563

Chapter 12 Rendering for Compositing 613

Chapter 13 Introducing nParticles 675

Chapter 14 Dynamic Effects 743

Chapter 15 Fur, Hair, and Clothing 793

Chapter 16 Autodesk Maya Fluids 855

Appendix A The Bottom Line 889

Appendix B Autodesk Maya 2012 Certification 909

Appendix C About the Companion DVD 913

Index 917

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