Autodesk Maya 2013 Essentials
Recommnded text for those preparing for the Maya Associate exam
Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, games, cartoons, and commercials, is challenging to learn. This full-color guide features approachable, hands-on exercises and additional task-based tutorials that allow new users to quickly become productive with the program and familiar with its workflow in a professional environment. You'll learn the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and lighting; explore different parts of the production pipeline; and practice on some real-world projects.
Autodesk Maya Essentials provides beginners with a solid foundation in Maya 3D software.
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Thanks a lot for publishing this book. i got to know many things about using autodesk maya. I am not preparing for exam, but i am just learning for my own as i was interested from the beginning. Besides some minor difficulties, i found this book very helpful.
i firstly tried to learn by installing 2016 version of Maya, but found much difficult to track with this book. 2014 was much easier. once again, thanks alot.
excellent book, so easy and take you step by step to work your 3D model from beginning to the end. keep on (Y)
Refining Movement in the Graph Editor
Using Animation Principles to Improve Your Work
Creating a Playblast of Your Animation
Constructing a Good Model
Getting Started and Using Main Modeling Tools
Box Modeling and Building a Character
Building Your Joint Chains
Putting It All Together
Connecting Your Joints to Your Model
Setting Up the Leg Controls
Adjusting Vertices Polygons and Edges
Mirroring Your Model
Understanding the Characteristics of Subdiv Models
Refining Your Subdiv Model
Laying Out UVs
Creating Deformers for Your Character
Setting Up the Blend Shape Interface