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From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
This book’s First Edition gave 3D pros a unique opportunity to learn hands-on from the leaders in their field. Readers devoured it ravenously and demanded more. This new Second Edition feeds the hunger. It’s not just a slight update: All nine chapters are completely new. Full-color and intensely detailed, it drills down with all the detail you need to truly master these techniques. And the techniques themselves are indispensable.
There’s hot lighting (huge in Hollywood right now). There’s an expert look at Maya Cloth. Two approaches to nonphotorealistic rendering: hand-drawn and MEL scriptbased. The latest breakthrough in faking reality: virtual “cinema verité.” You’ll go under the hood with Maya Unlimited’s new Hair system, even learn some super-slick face-modeling techniques.
Nine chapters, 12 giants in the field. To create tomorrow’s Maya miracles, stand on their shoulders. Bill Camarda, from the April 2005 Read Only