Maya 8 at a Glance (Google eBook)
The Visual Key to Maya
One look and you'll see that this Maya book is different from all the others. It presents the core Maya features visually, using pages packed with striking graphics and loaded with concise explanations of the Maya interface. This expanded edition includes more tutorials; updated material on modeling, animation, rendering and dynamics; and new coverage of Toon Shaders, along with other exciting Maya tools. Engaging step-by-step lessons provide hands-on reinforcement as you learn. Start your adventures in Maya with this full-colour, visual guide—the perfect introduction to Maya 8.
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I bought this book several years ago, when I went to use it again to learn Bump Mapping; it was very surprising to find out that there are two chapter 3's, no chapter 4 and that pages are jumbled.
Very displeased and will be Calling Sybex to see if I can get a free e-book of it.
Chapter 2 NURBS Modeling
Chapter 3 Polygonal Modeling
Chapter 4 Creating Textures
Chapter 5 Lighting
Chapter 6 Rendering
Chapter 7 Paint Effects