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Expand your skills with complete Maya mastery Mastering Autodesk Maya is the ultimate guide to the popular 3D animation software. Author Todd Palamar draws on his extensive professional animation experience to help readers take their Maya skills to the next level. Written for those who already know the basics of this enormous program, the book covers advanced topics and professional techniques for modeling, animation, texturing, and visual effects. Fully updated to reflect Maya's latest features, the book takes a hands-on approach to instruction, providing readers with a diverse set of…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Expand your skills with complete Maya mastery Mastering Autodesk Maya is the ultimate guide to the popular 3D animation software. Author Todd Palamar draws on his extensive professional animation experience to help readers take their Maya skills to the next level. Written for those who already know the basics of this enormous program, the book covers advanced topics and professional techniques for modeling, animation, texturing, and visual effects. Fully updated to reflect Maya's latest features, the book takes a hands-on approach to instruction, providing readers with a diverse set of tutorials designed by real-world professionals to showcase 3D animation and visual techniques used in industry settings. Complete and comprehensive, the book makes an excellent desk reference for the working animator, and is an ideal resource for those seeking Maya certification. The unique combination of challenging material and practical instruction make this one-of-a-kind guide the ultimate Maya handbook. Topics include: * Animation using inverse kinematics, keyframes, and deformers * Hard surface and organic modeling * Proper rigging techniques, and working with Maya Muscle * Xgen, Paint Effects, and rendering with mental ray * Texture mapping, compositing, nParticles, and more * Virtual filmmaking and scene management The most complex skills are useless if they can't be applied, so the book emphasizes the practical, day-to-day uses of each skill, and discusses which solutions best fit which scenario. For the computer animation professional seeking a more in-depth mastery of this popular animation program, Mastering Autodesk Maya is an excellent investment in the future of your career.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons / SYBEX INC
  • Seitenzahl: 912
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. August 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 236mm x 189mm x 45mm
  • Gewicht: 1776g
  • ISBN-13: 9781118862513
  • ISBN-10: 1118862511
  • Artikelnr.: 41038894
Autorenporträt
Todd Palamar began his career creating traditional special effects for low-budget horror movies and quickly gravitated to computer animation. After working on numerous straight-to-video movies, he entered the video game industry. Todd has extensive freelance experience, including dozens of military and game-style simulations, corporate commercials, and theme park rides. In addition, he has written several Maya books, including Maya Studio Projects: Photorealistic Characters and several editions of Mastering Autodesk Maya.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction xxiii Chapter 1
Working in Autodesk Maya 1 Chapter 2
Introduction to Animation 39 Chapter 3
Hard-Surface Modeling 107 Chapter 4
Organic Modeling 163 Chapter 5
Rigging and Muscle Systems 207 Chapter 6
Animation Techniques 279 Chapter 7
Lighting with mental ray 317 Chapter 8
mental ray Shading Techniques 369 Chapter 9
Texture Mapping 399 Chapter 10
Paint Effects 447 Chapter 11
Rendering for Compositing 501 Chapter 12
Introducing nParticles 545 Chapter 13
Dynamic Effects 615 Chapter 14
Hair and Clothing 671 Chapter 15
Maya Fluids 719 Chapter 16
Scene Management and Virtual Filmmaking 767 Appendix A
The Bottom Line 827 Appendix B
Autodesk Maya 2015 Certification 847 Index 851