Author: LASTAutodesk Maya Press
Publisher: Sybex
Keywords: autodesk, maya, training, guides, offical, handbook, modeling, animation, techniques
Number of Pages: 640
Published: 2009-08-31
List price: $69.99
ISBN-10: 1897177534
ISBN-13: 9781897177532

Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, special effects, games, cartoons, short films, commercials, etc. Complex and difficult to learn, the new Maya 2010 features updates to modeling, animation, dynamics, and rendering modules. This invaluable book offers hands-on introduction to the tools and techniques of this fascinating software. This extraordinary, full-color book presents you with clear step-by-step instructions to projects that enhance your understanding of the modeling and animation stages of production using files from the Yash Raj Films

Author: Autodesk Maya Press
Publisher: Sybex
Keywords: autodesk, maya, training, guides, offical, foundation, learning, techniques
Number of Pages: 640
Published: 2009-08-24
List price: $69.99
ISBN-10: 1897177550
ISBN-13: 9781897177556

Author: LASTAutodesk Maya Press
Publisher: Sybex
Keywords: dvd, 8|foundation, maya, autodesk, learning
Number of Pages: 640
Published: 2006-08-28
List price: $69.99
ISBN-10: 189717733X
ISBN-13: 9781897177334

This exceptional, full-colour Autodesk Maya Press title - produced by Autodesk, the software’s creators - uses Sony’s full-length animated "Open Season" for the book’s all-new hands-on tutorials for Maya 8. By following the step-by-step tutorials, readers will learn the Maya interface and the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects using real-world production files from a full-length feature film. The DVD provides further reinforcement with instructor-led tutorial videos and other resources for extended learning. With this book readers will:

Author: Michael Ingrassia
Publisher: Focal Pre
Keywords: maya, mudbox, techniques, modeling, games, texturing
Number of Pages: 416
Published: 2008-10-17
List price: $49.95
ISBN-10: 0240810643
ISBN-13: 9780240810645

Well-known Maya professional, Michael Ingrassia, takes readers through his unique style of modeling: "Image Based Modeling" where efficient, realistic models can be created very quickly. Ingrassia’s techniques allow modelers to create exact replicas of their concept characters or objects. The techniques presented are very efficient and allow game modelers to quickly build out stand alone props to populate environments and game levels. Presented are tried and true techniques that the author has used successfully in game production for the past 10 years. Most, if not all 3D books, focus on

Author: Eric Luhta
Publisher: Focal Press
Keywords: maya, animator, techniques, tools, cheat
Number of Pages: 328
Published: 2009-12-29
List price: $44.95
ISBN-10: 0240811887
ISBN-13: 9780240811888

Take your animations to the next level with this essential guide to Maya 2010. Packed with character animation techniques and the secrets of professional animators, How to Cheat in Maya 2010 provides the tips and tools to help you create high quality animation in the most efficient way possible. This comprehensive guide to animating with Maya contains gold-mine coverage, including animation techniques, using Maya’s tools with the 12 animation principles, working with constraints, and even foolproof lighting tricks to show off your work. With this essential handbook, learn which circumsta

Author: LASTAutodesk Maya Press
Publisher: Sybex
Keywords: effects, handbook, special, maya, autodesk, learning
Number of Pages: 656
Published: 2007-10-29
List price: $69.99
ISBN-10: 1897177399
ISBN-13: 9781897177396

Create mind-blowing special effects skills with Learning Autodesk Maya 2008 I The Special Effects Handbook. This completely updated official Maya guide focuses on dynamics and rendering, with in-depth tutorials covering lighting, texturing, and soft body and hard body dynamics. This exceptional, full-color guide uses LAIKA’s award-winning short film Moongirl to guide you through clear step-by-step projects using the newest version of Maya. Learn how to create materials and textures, set up lights and cameras, work with shadows and raytracing, control renders, understand rendering for spe

Authors:John Kundert-Gibbs, Dariush Derakhshani,
Publisher: Sybex
Keywords: maya, masters, secrets, pros
Number of Pages: 279
Published: 2005-03-11
List price: $49.99
ISBN-10: 0782143458
ISBN-13: 9780782143454

The follow-up to a first edition that was named "Best book for experienced users" by, this distinctive Maya Press title features all new material and striking four-color images. Each chapter focuses on a unique, prevailing topic and is written by a different pro who reveals secrets learned from working on high-visibility projects, such as "The Matrix", "Shrek 2", "Lord of the Rings", TV commercials, and games production. Designed to inform and inspire, this sophisticated book covers topics such as auto-rigging, subdivision surfaces, cloth, hair, HDRI rendering, cinematics, skin, f
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