Visual Quickstart Guide: Maya 7 For Windows and Macintosh

Visual Quickstart Guide: Maya 7 For Windows and Macintosh


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Visual Quickstart Guide: Maya 7 For Windows and Macintosh by Danny Riddell, Steve Anzovin, Nathaniel Stein, Morgan Robinson

Adding tools that allow users to realize the 2D Toon look of comic books, cartoons, manga and anime; create spectacular clothing, fur or long hair for characters; and move data quickly back and forth between Maya and Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, an already cool program just got even cooler. Here to take budding animators and modelers from 0 to 60 fast in Maya 7 is the eagerly anticipated update to everybody's favorite Maya tome: Maya 7: Visual QuickStart Guide! In these pages, best-selling authors Danny Riddell and Steve Anzovin use a combination of task-based instruction and strong visual aids to take readers step by step through all of Maya's essentials: unsurpassed character rigging and posing, integration with essential production tolls such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and more. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the topic, and more advanced users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples, peppered with tons of timesaving tips and tricks. By the end of the volume, users will be creating their own alternate universes in Maya 7!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321348999
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 04/12/2006
Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
Pages: 548
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Danny Riddell teaches Maya and Macromedia Flash in both corporate and college environments. He founded and served as director of the Web Design and Development department at Ex'pression Center for New Media in Emeryville, California. Danny is the author of the previous editions of this guide.

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