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Autodesk Maya 2012: A Comprehensive Guide

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Autodesk Maya 2012: A Comprehensive Guide introduces the reader to Maya 2012 software, one of the world's leading 3D animation and modeling packages. This textbook covers the new and salient features of Autodesk Maya 2012. The textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and the advanced users of Maya. As a comprehensive textbook, it aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk Maya 2012 for the use of animators and designers. Keeping in view the varied requirements of the users, the textbook first introduces the basic features of Maya 2012 and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced 3D models and animations. This textbook covers all the tools, options, and their applications of Maya 2012 to create the real world objects. Each concept has been thoroughly explained through text, practical examples, tutorials, and exercises.

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CADCIM Technologies, USA
Prof. Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet, USA
978-1-932709-99-5  624 eBook

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Exploring the Maya Interface
Chapter 2: Learning Transforms in Maya
Chapter 3: NURBS Curves and Surfaces
Chapter 4: Polygon Primitives
Chapter 5: Shading and Texturing
Chapter 6: UV Mapping
Chapter 7: Modeling
Chapter 8: Lighting
Chapter 9: Animation-I
Chapter 10: Animation-II
Chapter 11: Paint Effects
Chapter 12: Rendering
Chapter 13: Particle System
Chapter 14: Introduction to nParticles
Chapter 15: Fluids
Chapter 16: Hair and Fur
Index

Salient Features

  • Consists of 16 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering Polygonal modeling, texturing, NURBS modeling, lighting, cameras, animation, Paint Effects, Rendering, Hair, Fur, Fluids, Particle, and nParticles system in Autodesk Maya 2012
  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it
  • Consists of hundreds of illustrations and a comprehensive coverage of Autodesk Maya 2012 concepts and commands
  • Real-world 3D models and examples focusing on industry experience
  • Step-by-step instructions that guide the user through the learning process
  • Effectively communicates the utility of tools, toolbars, and shortcut menus in Autodesk Maya 2012
  • Additional information is provided throughout the book in the form of tips and notes
  • Self-Evaluation test, Review Questions, and Exercises are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge

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