Introducing Maya 2011 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

3.8 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0470502167
ISBN-10: 0470502169
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Kindle App Ad
Buy
$49.99

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$49.99

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Enter A New Dimension With Maya 2011

Maya 3D animation and effects software is a top choice for film and video creators, game artists, and 3D design professionals. Now you can learn to build and animate your own digital models and scenes, and begin developing professional-level Maya skills, with Introducing Maya 2011.

A perennial favorite and bestseller, this latest edition is the ideal introduction to 3D and Maya. Starting with the basics, the book builds from the ground up, combining straightforward text with fun and practical examples to make it easy to learn Maya's core tools. Follow clear-cut, step-by-step lessons while you learn by doing, using a wealth of hands-on files provided on the CD. You'll also find striking examples from talented Maya users to inspire you.

  • Learn the core concepts of CG and working in 3D
  • Get a fast but thorough primer on Maya 2011's user interface
  • Jump right in and build a simple animation of the planets in the solar system
  • Explore the basics of NURBS and subdivision surfaces modeling
  • Get lots of experience with polygonal modeling by creating a human hand, a decorative box, and a steam locomotive
  • Learn how to use photo-real textures on models for stunning results
  • Rig for animation and learn automation, kinematics, constraints, and more
  • Master sophisticated HDRI lighting, mental ray rendering, dynamics, and effects techniques

The enclosed CD features images, movies, and scene files that let you view material from the book. The support files will enable you to complete all of the tutorials.

About the Author

Dariush Derakhshani is an award-winning visual effects supervisor, author, and educator. He has worked on movies such as The Fantastic Four and Pan's Labyrinth, the South Park TV series, and countless commercials and music videos. He teaches Maya and 3D animation, and is the author of all the Introducing Maya books as well as coauthor of Mastering Maya 8.5 and Introducing 3ds Max 2008, all from Sybex.

Product details

  • File Size: 29470 KB
  • Print Length: 674 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470502169
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (April 29, 2010)
  • Publication Date: April 29, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003TFEFUE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,837,107 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

on February 20, 2011
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on August 6, 2010
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 6, 2010
Format: Paperback
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 5, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on April 12, 2012
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 24, 2010
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
11 comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Introducing Maya 2011
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Introducing Maya 2011