Introducing Autodesk Maya 2013

A complete update to the popular Autodesk Official Training Guide for Maya

Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, cartoons, and other animation. This bestselling, official guide is a must for 3D beginners who want a thorough grounding in this dynamic and complex software. Fully updated for the newest version of Maya, the book explains the interface and the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, dynamics, visualization, and visual effects. Fun and challenging tutorials lead you through the nuances of the software and offer plenty of chances to practice what you’ve learned.

  • The Autodesk Official Training Guide for Maya, endorsed and promoted by Autodesk to its 2,500 Authorized Training Centers worldwide
  • Maya is the 3D animation and effects software used in the film, game, and advertising industries; it’s a complex program and this book gives beginners the knowledge and confidence they need
  • Shows how to master the interface and the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects
  • Step-by-step tutorials offer realistic, professional challenges for those new to 3D and those switching from another 3D application
  • Materials are available for instructors who want to use this guide with their students

Introducing Autodesk Maya is the perfect guide to get you up and running on the world’s most popular professional 3D application.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Computer Graphics and 3D
Chapter 2. Jumping in Headfirst, with Both Feet
Chapter 3. The Autodesk Maya 2013 Interface
Chapter 4. Beginning Polygonal Modeling
Chapter 5. Modeling with NURBS, Subdivisions, and Deformers
Chapter 6. Practical Experience
Chapter 7. Autodesk Maya Shading and Texturing
Chapter 8. Introduction to Animation
Chapter 9. More Animation!
Chapter 10. Autodesk Maya Lighting
Chapter 11. Autodesk Maya Rendering
Chapter 12. Autodesk Maya Dynamics and Effects

Book Details

  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex (April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118130561
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118130568
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