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Maya 2008: A Comprehensive Guide eBook
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Autodesk Maya 2008: A Comprehensive Guide introduces the reader to Maya 2008 software, one of the worlds leading 3D animation and modeling packages. This e-book covers the new and salient features of Autodesk Maya 2008. The e-book caters to the needs of both the novice and the advanced users of Maya. As a comprehensive e-book, it aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk Maya 2008 for the use of animators and designers. Keeping in view the varied requirements of the users, the e-book first introduces the basic features of Maya 2008 and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced 3D models and animations. This e-book covers all the tools, options, and their applications of Maya 2008 to create the real world objects. Each concept has been thoroughly explained through text, practical examples, tutorials, and exercises.
The book will help you unleash your creativity, thus helping you create stunning 3D models and animations. The ebook will help the learners transform their imagination into reality with ease. Also, this textbook takes the users across a wide spectrum of animations through progressive examples, comprehensive illustrations, and detailed exercises. Written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your pace.

Co-Author(s) ISBN Pages

Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet
978-1-932709-60-5-B  425

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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 Texture Material
Chapter 7: Modeling
Chapter 8: Lighting
Chapter 9: Animation-I
Chapter 10: Animation-II
Chapter 11: Paint Effects
Chapter 12: Rendering

Additional Features

  • Consists of 12 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering Polygonal modeling, texturing,NURBS modeling, lighting, cameras, animation, Paint Effects, Rendering in Autodesk Maya 2008
  • 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 2008 concepts and commands
  • Self-Evaluation test, Review Questions, and Exercises are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge
  • Real-world 3D models and examples focusing on industry experience
  • 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 2008
  • Additional information is provided throughout the book in the form of tips and notes

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