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Maya; secrets of the pros, 2d ed. (CD-ROM included).


Maya; secrets of the pros, 2d ed. (CD-ROM included)

Kundert-Gibbs, John et al.

Sybex, Inc.


279 pages




For advanced hobbyists and professionals, Kundert-Gibbs (digital production arts, Clemson U.) et al. provide a completely rewritten volume on Maya with all new chapters in this edition. The book covers workflow, technique, and creative problem solving, in addition to features, and is usable for all versions of the program. Chapters, by authors who work at film studios and universities, explain creating garments using Maya Cloth, rendering, creating camera motion, image- based lighting, fundamentals of 3D work, the Hair system, dynamics, the noise function, and advanced modeling. Strategies are applicable to other 3D packages besides Maya. The CD-ROM contains all the animations, scripts, source code, and support files for the tutorials.

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