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.