About the Book :
If you already know the basics of Maya, now you can elevate your skills with the advanced coverage in this authoritative reference and tutorial. From modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, Mastering Autodesk Maya 2012 provides professional-level instruction on Maya. This fully updated book brings you up to speed on Maya's latest features, including Maya 2012's new fluid simulation tools. Filled with challenging tutorials and real-world scenarios from some of the leading professionals in the industry, this one-of-a-kind guide gives you valuable insight into the entire CG production pipeline.
IntroductionWorking in Autodesk MayaVirtual Filmmaking with Autodesk Maya CamerasModeling I Modeling II Animation Techniques Animating with Deformers Rigging and Muscle Systems Paint Effects Lighting with mental ray mental ray Shading Techniques Texture Mapping Rendering for Compositing Introducing nParticles Dynamic Effects Fur, Hair, and Clothing Autodesk Maya Fluids Appendix A The Bottom Line Working in Autodesk Maya Virtual Filmmaking with Autodesk Maya Cameras Modeling I Modeling II Animation Techniques Animating with Deformers Rigging and Muscle Systems Paint Effects Lighting with mental ray mental ray Shading Techniques Texture Mapping Rendering for Compositing Introducing nParticles Dynamic Effects Fur, Hair, and Clothing Autodesk Maya Fluids Appendix B Autodesk Maya 2012 Certification Appendix C About the Companion DVD What You'll Find on the DVD System Requirements Using the DVD Troubleshooting Customer Care Index
Interesting Facts :
EXCLUSIVELY ENDORSED AND PROMOTED: This exclusive, official guide replaces Autodesk's internally produced courseware and is the book they've chosen as the Autodesk Official Training Guide for Maya.CHOCK-FULL: Over 1,000 pages of organized, professional, valuable insight into the leading 3D application on the market.INDUSTRY-LEVEL TRAINING: The diverse tutorials by our team of professional digital artists showcase techniques used in the real world of 3D animation and visual effects.DETAILED, EXPERT CONTENTS: Covers all of Maya's latest features and includes chapters on such advanced topics as cloth, fur, and fluids. PREMIUM PACKAGE includes high-quality coated paper for crisp image reproduction, beautiful cover, and critically acclaimed interior design.
About the Author :
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 switched gears and 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: Dynamics (Sybex).