Autodesk Maya 2014: A Comprehensive Guide

 
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Autodesk Maya 2014: A Comprehensive Guide textbook introduces the readers to Maya 2014, one of the world's leading 3D animation and modeling packages. The textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and the advanced users of Maya. As it is a comprehensive textbook, it aims to harness the power of Autodesk Maya 2014 for creating animation and visual effects. Keeping in view the varied requirements of the users, the textbook first introduces the basic features of Maya 2014 and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced 3D models and animations. Each concept has been thoroughly explained through text, practical examples, tutorials, and exercises.

The book will help you unleash your creativity, thus helping you create visual representations of the world around you on your computer screen much in the same way that a brush enables a painter to transform the blank canvas into a vibrant statement of human imagination. This textbook will make a painter out of you, with the mouse as your brush and Maya's interface as your palette. This textbook takes the users across a wide spectrum of animation & VFX through progressive examples, numerous illustrations, and relevant exercises. Written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your pace.

This textbook will help you unleash your creativity and transform your imagination into reality with ease.

Following are the additional features of this book:

  • Consists of 17 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering a wide range of topics such as polygon modeling, NURBS modeling, texturing, lighting, cameras, animation, paint effects, rendering, nHair, fur, fluids, particles, nParticles and Bullet Physics in Autodesk Maya 2014.

  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it.

  • Consists of hundreds of illustrations and a comprehensive coverage of Autodesk Maya 2014 concepts and commands

  • Real-world 3D models and examples focusing on industry experience

  • Step-by-step instructions that guide the users through the learning process

  • Additional information is provided throughout the textbook in the form of tips and notes

  • Self-Evaluation Test, Review Questions, and Exercises are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
  • Free Teaching and Learning Resources
    CADCIM Technologies provides the following free teaching and learning resources with this textbook:

  • You can get online technical support by contacting CADCIM

  • Customizable PowerPoint Presentations of every chapter in the textbook (For faculty only)

  • The Maya 2014 files created in tutorials are available for free download.

  • Instructor s Guide with solution to all review questions and instructions to create the models for exercises (For faculty only)

  • Rendered images of all exercises and tutorials are provided in the CADCIM website. You can use these images to compare with your rendered images.

  • The PDF file containing color images of the screenshots used in this textbook are available for free download.
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    About the Author:

    Prof. Sham Tickoo of Purdue University Calumet and the team of dedicated contributing authors at CADCIM Technologies are committed to bring you the best textbooks and free teaching and learning resources on Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Computer Programming and Applications, GIS, Civil, Animation and Visual Effects related technologies. We strive to be the first and the best. That is our promise and our goal.

    Our team of authors consists of highly qualified and experienced Engineers, Programmers, and animation specialists who have a strong academic and industrial background. They understand the needs of the students, the faculty, and the challenges the students face when they start working in industry. All our books have been structured in a way that facilitates teaching and learning, and also exposes students to real-world applications. The textbooks, apart from providing comprehensive study material, are well appreciated for the simplicity of content, clarity of style, and the in-depth coverage of the subject.

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