The Complete Reference

The Complete Reference by Shinsaku Arima, Tom Meade

By: Shinsaku Arima, Tom Meade

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Learn cutting-edge 3D animation techniques

Create breathtaking content for film, TV, games, print media, and the Web using Autodesk Maya and the detailed information contained in this comprehensive resource. Maya experts and special effects gurus Tom Meade and Shinsaku Arima cover every step in the Maya production workflow using easy-to-follow tutorials, real-world examples, and insider tips and tricks.

Maya 8: The Complete Reference shows you how to use the latest version of Maya to its full potential. You'll learn to integrate motion, create complex effects, manipulate lighting, render your final animation, and prepare for postproduction.

Build 3D models using polygons, NURBS, and subdivision surfaces

Use displacement maps to enhance geometry

Create and skin skeletons

Connect the attributes of any nodes together

Build a control rig to manipulate skeletons

Create your own tools using MEL scripts

Master the Hypershade to control textures, cameras, and lights

Work with the Artisan tools, Paint Effects tools, and 3D Paint tools

Render your animation for postproduction

Ready-to-use sample files on DVD
ISBN:
9780071510066
Publication Date:
22 / 04 / 2007

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