3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Autodesk Maya 2e

3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Autodesk Maya 2e 3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Autodesk Maya is a hands on academic textbook as well as a do it yourself training manual for the individual animator This second edition has been completely rewritten to take into account updates to Autodesk Maya including Autodesk's renderer Arnold It contains entirely new examples and tutorial lessons All 612 images are in full color The book directs the reader to the parts of Maya that must be mastered in order to create complete 3D projects and thus it simplifies the process of taking on Maya's vast and intricate interface while giving the reader a firm foundation on which to build future knowledge of Maya It also presents brief examples of other popular 3D applications and rendering engines This principles based yet pragmatic bookIntroduces the basic steps of the 3D modeling materials animation lighting and rendering processesPresents clear and concise tutorials that link key concepts to practical techniuesIncludes access to a webpage for the book https buzzkingcomAnimationTextbookAnimat On this webpage are videos that cover many of the lessons in the book as well as video tutorials that present bonus material not included in the bookFrees instructors from the painstaking task of developing step by step examples to present Maya's complex interface and basic capabilitiesBoasts an easy to follow tutorial based learning style ideal for individual study by aspiring animators and do it yourselfers Roger Buzz King is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he teaches

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