A practical, step-by-step guide to Maya 2011 Four previous editions can t be wrong: this book is the perfect introduction to 3D and Maya. Learn to build and animate your own digital models and scenes with step-by-step instruction and fun and practical examples, while you draw inspiration from the striking examples included from talented Maya users. You ll create a simple animation of the planets in the solar system, learn to model a human hand and a decorative box among other projects and master all essential tools. * Provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to Maya 2011 * Explains the core concepts of CG and working in 3D * Covers modeling, rigging, HDRI lighting, mental ray rendering, and more * Provides project files on CD and walks you through the creation of several projects; the CD also includes images, movies, and scene files * Includes a color insert with pages of striking examples from talented Maya beginners Build your Maya and animation skills from the ground up with this practical, thorough guide. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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