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Maya is a 3D modeling, rendering, animation, and paint software package that delivers all the tools and features 3D artists need to produce animation and visual effects on the computer. From feature films to interactive video games, Maya lets you play the role of director, actor, set designer and cinematographer as you build, render and animate digital characters and scenes.
In The Art of Maya, every page is full of diagrams and illustrations that show you how to build and manipulate geometry, skeleton joints, deformers, particles, shading groups, lights and cameras. The diagrams describe these computer graphic concepts in a way that will help you understand how you can use Maya in your own work.
This book is an excellent resource for all Maya users and includes an introduction to computer graphics that will help people new to the world of 3D animation. The book finishes with articles that outline how Maya was used in actual productions for film, television, and interactive games.
In the introduction, the book purports to "guide you in its [Maya's] possibilities". Unfortunately it does nothing of the sort. Read morePublished on April 29, 2010 by Yoda
I'm an Animator and an Animation/VFX teacher and I find this book like an illustrated catalogue (printed on high quality paper) of what can you do with Maya. Read morePublished on September 10, 2007 by Ubaldo Serrano
boy, this book takes me back. sophomore year of college this was a "required" book--thanks, teachers, for forcing us poor (literally!! Read morePublished on January 4, 2007 by M. Pavlovich
the printing is very beatiful,the cover is attractive, but
thier is no wide explanation for the ideas,no depth in the concepts,you can name it dictionary of maya not art of... Read more
this book is useless. after finish the whole book, you will know nothing about CG or Maya. The book comes with Maya Personal Edition software which is useful, but soon will be... Read morePublished on September 2, 2003 by oncerest
Maya as a computer program is wonderful. I like it much more than 3d studio max. I think this program is gaining market share and will continue to, especially since it is cheaper... Read morePublished on June 29, 2003
Maya as a computer program is wonderful. I like it much more than 3d studio max. I think this program is gaining market share and will continue to, especially since it is cheaper... Read morePublished on June 29, 2003 by pepsi2003-test
Don't buy this expecting a reference guide or an in-depth training manual, this book is neither. If you need a manual, go for 'Learning Maya 4' by Alias Wavefront instead. Read morePublished on June 14, 2003 by C. D. Sargent
I already knew that the book was little more than a brochure for Maya, but I bought it because it claimed to have the Personal Learning Edition on CD, rather having to go through... Read morePublished on May 26, 2003 by Rsrchr