Autodesk Maya 2017 Basics Guide
by Kelly L. Murdock



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Written by renowned author and 3D artist, Kelly L. Murdock, Autodesk Maya 2017 Basics Guide is designed to give new users a solid understanding of the fundamental skills needed to create beautiful 3D models and stunning animations with Autodesk Maya. Using clear and easy to follow instructions this book will guide you through learning all the major features of Maya. The text is complemented by video instruction. Each chapter has a corresponding video tutorial that introduces you to the topics and allows you to watch and learn how functions are performed in a way that a text alone cannot do.

Autodesk Maya 2017 Basics Guide makes no assumptions about your previous experience with Autodesk Maya. It begins by helping you get comfortable with the user interface and navigating scenes before moving into modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, rendering and more. Additionally, more advanced features such as character rigging, skinning, animating with dynamics and MEL scripting are also introduced.

Each chapter begins by examining the concept behind each task, the goal and the necessary features that are involved. Then you go in-depth with the objective of your task as you study examples and learn the steps necessary to complete it. Working your way through the comprehensive, step-by-step lessons, you'll develop the confidence you need to create incredible renderings and animations using Autodesk Maya.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Learning the Maya Interface
2. Controlling the View Panel
3. Working with Objects
4. Drawing and Editing Curves
5. Working with NURBS Surfaces
6. Creating and Editing Polygon Objects
7. Assigning Materials and Textures
8. Adding Paint Effects
9. Using Cameras and Lights
10. Animating with Keyframes
11. Working with Characters
12. Animating with Dynamics
13. Rendering a Scene
14. Using MEL Scripting
Glossary
Index



Book Details
  • Media : Perfect Paperback
  • Publisher : SDC Publications (2017-01-16)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 1630570354
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank : # 1,135,967 in Amazon.com Books Sales




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