Autodesk Maya 2023: A Comprehensive Guide

Autodesk Maya 2023: A Comprehensive Guide, 14th Edition

Autodesk Maya 2023 is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering software developed by Autodesk Inc. This integrated node based 3D software finds its application in the development of films, games, and design projects. The intuitive user interface and workflow tools of Maya 2023 have made the job of design visualization specialists a lot easier. Autodesk Maya 2023: A Comprehensive Guide book covers all features of Autodesk Maya 2023 software in a simple, lucid, and comprehensive manner. It aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk Maya 2023 for 3D and visual effects artists and designers.This textbook will help you transform your imagination into reality with ease. Also, it will unleash your creativity, thus helping you create realistic 3D models, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects. Our latest edition covers new tools and enhancements in modeling, animation, rigging and much more. The performance improvements in tools such as Sweep Mesh, Boolean, Rigging, and Animation are covered in depth. The author has also explained the newly introduced tool, Blue Pencil, and enhanced concept, Boolean, with the help of suitable examples.

CADCIM Technologies, USA
Prof. Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Northwest, USA

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Exploring Maya Interface
  • Chapter 2: Polygon Modeling
  • Chapter 3: NURBS Curves and Surfaces
  • Chapter 4: NURBS Modeling
  • Chapter 5: UV Mapping
  • Chapter 6: Shading and Texturing
  • Chapter 7: Lights and Cameras
  • Chapter 8: Animation
  • Chapter 9: Rigging, Constraints, and Deformers
  • Chapter 10: Paint Effects
  • Chapter 11: Rendering
  • Chapter 12: Particle System
  • Chapter 13: Introduction to nParticles
  • Chapter 14: Fluids
  • Chapter 15: nHair and XGen
  • Chapter 16: Bifrost
  • Chapter 17: Bullet Physics and Motion Graphics
  • Index

Salient Features

  • Consists of 17 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering a wide range of topics such as Maya interface, Polygon modeling, NURBS modeling, texturing, lighting, cameras, animation, Paint Effects, Rendering, nHair, XGen Fur, Fluids, Particles, nParticles, Bullet Physics, Motion Graphics, and MASH in Autodesk Maya 2023.
  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it.
  • Consists of hundreds of illustrations and a comprehensive coverage of Autodesk Maya 2023 concepts & commands.
  • Real-world 3D models and examples focusing on industry experience.
  • Step-by-step instructions that guide the user through the learning process.
  • 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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