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Introducing Maya 2011-Dariush Derakhshani
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by Dariush Derakhshani (Author)
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Publisher : Sybex
Publish date : 22-Jul-2010
Category : 3D Graphics
Mediatype : Books
Binding : Paperback
Availability : IsAvailable, Order now ships within 5-7 business days
List Price :   Rs. 429
Greenleaf Price :  Rs. 365
You Save :  Rs. 64
ISBN : 9780470502167 / Indian ISBN 13: 9788126527113
Pages : 664
Book Summary : Introducing Maya 2011
A practical, step-by-step guide to Maya 2011

Four previous editions can’t be wrong: this book is the perfect introduction to 3D and Maya. Learn to build and animate your own digital models and scenes with step-by-step instruction and fun and practical examples, while you draw inspiration from the striking examples included from talented Maya users. You’ll create a simple animation of the planets in the solar system, learn to model a human hand and a decorative box—among other projects—and master all essential tools.
  • Provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to Maya 2011
  • Explains the core concepts of CG and working in 3D
  • Covers modeling, rigging, HDRI lighting, mental ray rendering, and more
  • Provides project files on CD and walks you through the creation of several projects; the CD also includes images, movies, and scene files
  • Includes a color insert with pages of striking examples from talented Maya beginners
Build your Maya and animation skills from the ground up with this practical, thorough guide.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.

From the Back Cover
Enter A New Dimension With Maya 2011

Maya 3D animation and effects software is a top choice for film and video creators, game artists, and 3D design professionals. Now you can learn to build and animate your own digital models and scenes, and begin developing professional-level Maya skills, with Introducing Maya 2011.

A perennial favorite and bestseller, this latest edition is the ideal introduction to 3D and Maya. Starting with the basics, the book builds from the ground up, combining straightforward text with fun and practical examples to make it easy to learn Maya's core tools. Follow clear-cut, step-by-step lessons while you learn by doing, using a wealth of hands-on files provided on the CD. You'll also find striking examples from talented Maya users to inspire you.
  • Learn the core concepts of CG and working in 3D
  • Get a fast but thorough primer on Maya 2011's user interface
  • Jump right in and build a simple animation of the planets in the solar system
  • Explore the basics of NURBS and subdivision surfaces modeling
  • Get lots of experience with polygonal modeling by creating a human hand, a decorative box, and a steam locomotive
  • Learn how to use photo-real textures on models for stunning results
  • Rig for animation and learn automation, kinematics, constraints, and more
  • Master sophisticated HDRI lighting, mental ray rendering, dynamics, and effects techniques
The enclosed CD features images, movies, and scene files that let you view material from the book. The support files will enable you to complete all of the tutorials.
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