Focal Easy Guide to Maya 5: For new users and professionals
* Companion website provides new updates and tutorials for version 6!
If you are an artist who's new to Alias's Maya, or are moving over to use this powerful, oscar-winning animation and effects software from another 3D package, you will find this book invaluable. It provides you with all you need to know to get up and running with this difficult software, fast!
Focusing only on the key things you need to know when starting out it doesn't overload you, so speeds up your learning process.
Highly illustrated in color throughout this book benefits from a clear, concise, jargon free style. Written by a LucasArts professional it will provide invaluable knowledge that will help you get that elusive first job in animation!
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The Hotbox The Marking Menu
Materials and Textures
Creating a ThreePoint Lighting System
The Dope Sheet
Rendering aScene Settings Rendering Using Maya Software
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Attribute Editor Attributes section autoUpdateAttrEd axis backlight Brush Bump Mapping button camera Change Channel Editor Check checker Click Create Click onthe clickon clip color crosspiece cube default Display Dmap Dope Sheet edges Edit Point Expand Extrude faces Figure geometry Global Illumination Globals window Go to Create Go to Edit Go to frame Go to Window Goto Subdiv Hotbox Hypershade icon Image inthe keyframe lamp Mapping marking menu Maya Software Mental Ray mesh Motion Paths mouse move NURBS object ofthe open the Attribute options Paint Effects particles Phong material Photons pivot point plane Play the animation Press Quick Select raytraced Render Globals Render the scene Rendering Editors Repeat steps RMB click rotate scene in Maya Script Editor Select the sphere Set Max Shift select shortcut snake Snap specular highlight Status Line subD Subdiv Surfaces subdivision template Timeline toCreate toEdit tothe Trax Editor tutorial vertex vertices viewport