Sams Teach Yourself Maya in 24 Hours, Rough Cuts
This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, artists can learn how to create stunning images and engaging animations using the popular Industry-standard program Autodesk Maya. The unique format of this book/DVD package stands out in that it gives artists the chance to get fully up and running on Maya in just 24 hours. Kenny Roy provides the necessary tools to get started in the shortest amount of time possible: step by step tutorials, quizzes and exercises.
This book and DVD package takes novices through all of the paces of Maya, in a textbook fashion, with quizzes, helpful tips, and things to avoid. The DVD includes 3+ hours of video tutorials that correspond with the chapters, exclusive video tutorials just for the book!
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to AutoDesk Maya and This Book2 Menus and Navigating the Maya UI 3 File Types and Managing Assets 4 Modeling with Polygonal Geometry 5 Modeling NURBS Curves and Surfaces 6 Unfolding UVs and Applying Textures 7 Creating Node Networks in the Hypershade 8 Character Modeling 9 Relationships and Making Nodes Work Together 10 Basic Rigging - Readying Objects for Animation 11 Character Rigging - Articulating Characters 12 Skinning - Attaching Geometry to a Bone System 13 Animation - Adding Movement to Your Scene 14 Creating and Adjusting Cameras 15 Making Diverse Shapes with Blendshapes 16 Animating Using Dynamics and Simulations 17 Scripting and Automating Common Tasks 18 Using Particles to Create Effects 19 Lighting Your Scene Correctly 20 Applying Hair and Cloth for Realism 21 Rendering Final Imagery 22 Working with Film 23 Correct Project Management / Scene Workflow 24 Ideal Settings, Preferences, and Hotkeys
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