Maya Secrets of the Pros, 2nd Edition

Maya Secrets of the Pros, 2nd Edition

by John Kundert-Gibbs, Dariush Derakhshani
     
 

Featuring completely original material from a new team of Maya know-it-alls,this second edition of an award-winning book is sure to inform and inspire eventhe most seasoned Maya user. In this distinctive Maya Press title, a cadreof professionals led by two acclaimed Maya pros, reveal the precious secretsthey’ve learned using Maya on high-profile CGSee more details below

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Featuring completely original material from a new team of Maya know-it-alls,this second edition of an award-winning book is sure to inform and inspire eventhe most seasoned Maya user. In this distinctive Maya Press title, a cadreof professionals led by two acclaimed Maya pros, reveal the precious secretsthey’ve learned using Maya on high-profile CG projects such as TheMatrix, Shrek 2, and X-Men.

In nine unique andcompelling chapters, you’ll get detailed and sophisticated instruction onhow to:

  • Enhance fluidity and realism by generating complexmotion with Maya Cloth
  • Apply non-photorealistic rendering styles that mimicthe look of comic books and impressionist paintings
  • Emulate real-world cameramotion, from dolly-and-pan movement to varying levels of camera shake
  • Producenatural lighting effects using global illumination and image basedlighting
  • Ensure smooth and accurate transfer of character data from modelingto rigging to animation to lighting
  • Control IK chains, deformers, andsurfaces with Maya Hair's dynamic curves
  • Use dynamics effectively to createflexible objects and add secondary effects to enhance your animation
  • UseMaya’s built-in noise function to produce powerful effects similar to thoseused in “The Matrix” trilogy
  • Create a human face from a conceptual sketch using subdivision surfaces

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782143454
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.70(d)

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