Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014: Autodesk Official Press

Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014: Autodesk Official Press
  • Paperback: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (July 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118574966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118574966
eBook Description:

Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014: Autodesk Official Press

  • Features challenging tutorials and real-world scenarios from some of the leading professionals in the industry
  • Provides you with valuable insight into the entire CG production pipeline
  • Covers the very latest Maya 2014 tools and features, including updates to dynamics, Maya muscle, stereo cameras, assets, rendering with mental ray, and more
  • Helps you gain proficiency in high-level techniques for film, television, game development, and more

Hands-on intermediate-to-advanced coverage of the leading 3D software

Autodesk Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, and other genres. If you already know the basics of Maya and are ready to elevate your skills, then this book is for you. Nearly 1,000 pages are packed with organized, professional, and valuable insight on the leading 3D application on the market, enabling you to unlock the software’s more complex features. Ideal as both a tutorial and study guide for the Autodesk Maya exam, this Autodesk Official Press book gets you up to speed on Maya’s latest features and expands your skills with advanced instruction on cloth, fur, and fluids. If you’ve been looking for a complete, professional quality Maya resource to turn to again and again, look no further than Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014: Autodesk Official Press.

  • Features challenging tutorials and real-world scenarios from some of the leading professionals in the industry
  • Provides you with valuable insight into the entire CG production pipeline
  • Covers the very latest Maya 2014 tools and features, including updates to dynamics, Maya muscle, stereo cameras, assets, rendering with mental ray, and more
  • Helps you gain proficiency in high-level techniques for film, television, game development, and more

If you’ve been looking for a complete, professional quality Maya resource to turn to again and again, look no further than Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014: Autodesk Official Press.

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Hands-on intermediate-to-advanced coverage of the leading 3D software

Autodesk Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, and other genres. If you already know the basics of Maya and are ready to elevate your skills, then this book is for you. Nearly 1,000 pages are packed with organized, professional, and valuable insight on the leading 3D application on the market, enabling you to unlock the software’s more complex features. Ideal as both a tutorial and study guide for the Autodesk Maya exam, this Autodesk Official Press book gets you up to speed on Maya’s latest features and expands your skills with advanced instruction on cloth, fur, and fluids.

Build Career-Worthy Skills in Maya 2014

If you already know the basics of Autodesk Maya, now you can kick your skills into a higher gear with this expert guide. Using hands-on tutorials and clear instruction, this in-depth book helps you build intermediate to advanced proficiency in Maya and prepares you to use this powerful software at a professional level. Find advanced instruction on such important topics as cloth, fur, and fluids, as well as 3D cameras and virtual filmmaking, modeling, animation, rigging, and much more.

You’ll discover specific Maya features that will help you work as part of a team on large projects, and gain valuable experience in how a complete CG production pipeline works. This complete resource also helps you prepare for the Autodesk Maya 2014 certification exams.

  • Build Professional-Level Skills in Maya 2014
  • Learn Practical Workflows and Tricks Used in Real Studios
  • Understand the Entire CG Production Pipeline
  • Follow Hands-On Tutorials and Improve Your Skills
  • Prepare for the Autodesk Maya 2014 Certification Exams

Coverage includes:

  • Mastering Maya nodes and the Maya working environment
  • Setting up a virtual camera to compose compelling scenes
  • Modeling with polygons, NURBs, subdivisions, and deformers
  • Customizing with Paint Effects, indirect lighting, and mental ray shaders
  • Using the latest version of Maya nParticles to produce complex visual effects
  • Delivering realistic characters with Maya fur, nHair, and nCloth
  • Making waves, clouds, smoke, flames, explosions, and more with Maya Fluids

Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014: Autodesk Official Press

Autodesk Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, and other genres. If you already know the basics of Maya and are ready to elevate your skills, then this book is for you. Nearly 1,000 pages are packed with organized, professional, and valuable insight on the leading 3D application on the market, enabling you to unlock the software’s more complex features. Ideal as both a tutorial and study guide for the Autodesk Maya exam, this Autodesk Official Press book gets you up to speed on Maya’s latest features and expands your skills with advanced instruction on cloth, fur, and fluids.

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