How to Cheat in Maya 2013: Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

How to Cheat in Maya 2013: Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

by Eric Luhta, Kenny Roy

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ISBN-13: 9780240525907
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/15/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Eric Luhta is a professional animator whose recent credits include "Bioshock 2", "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs", "Horton Hears A Who!", and numerous television commercials. Eric has extensive experience with Autodesk's Maya, including teaching it, as an instructor for the Maya Training Program at AnimationMentor.com. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and 3 computers.
Kenny Roy entered the animation industry in 1998 and has animated on feature films, television, commercials and rides, and started his very own animation studio in Los Angeles, CA. Now in its 6th year of operation, Arconyx Animation Studios has worked with clients Nickelodeon to Cartoon Network, Fox to Mattel. Kenny has mentored full time at AnimationMentor.com for 6 years, and also offers in-depth animation video training on his personal website, www.kennyroy.com. He lives in LA with his wife and son.

Table of Contents

How to Cheat in Maya 20XX -


  • Chapter 1 - Animation Principles in Maya
  • Chapter 2 - Splines
  • Chapter 3 - Graph Editor
  • Chapter 4 - Techniques
  • Chapter 5 - Constraints
  • Chapter 6 - Gimbal Lock
  • Chapter 7 - Cameras and Layout
  • Chapter 8 - Blocking
  • Chapter 9 - Cycles
  • Chapter 10 - Polishing
  • Chapter 11 - Facial Animation
  • Chapter 12 - Animation Layers

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