Author(s): George Maestri
This is the only full-color visual Maya book on the market with the latest information on the software, now featuring 50 pages of brand-new tutorials and coverage. It features a stunning graphical introduction to the leading 3D application on the market. Beautiful, crisp layouts visually explain important concepts and Maya workflows, and step-by-step tutorials provide hands-on reinforcement. The CD-ROM contains the Maya Personal Learning Edition and sample files. This work provides: fifty additional pages in the Next Edition, including tutorials as well as material on the Maya interface, modeling, animation, rendering and dynamics; new coverage of Toon Shaders, UVs, and MEL scripting; and more coverage on SubDs modeling and character setup.
George Maestri is an industry veteran and founder of Rubberbug Studios. His clients have included CBS, Fox, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and he has worked on such shows as South Park, Rocko's Modern Life, and Karen and Kirby. Mick Larkins is the technical art lead at Hi-Rez Studios in Atlanta and coauthor of Mastering Maya 7.
Introduction. 1 Introduction to Maya. 2 NURBS Modeling. 3 Polygonal Modeling. 4 Creating Textures. 5 Lighting. 6 Rendering. 7 Paint Effects. 8 Deformations and Rigging. 9 Animation. 10 Special Effects. 11 MEL Script. Index.