Maya 5 for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickStart Guides)

Maya 5 for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickStart Guides)

by Danny Riddell (Author)

Synopsis

This eagerly anticipated update to the popular Maya 5: Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach beginning and intermediate users how to liven up their 3D graphics with Maya. Best-selling author Danny Riddell takes readers step by step through all of today's Maya's essentials: Character animation and setup, polygonal modeling, dynamic interaction with Windows, and more. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the topic, and more advanced users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples. By the end of the volume, users will be fully versed in Maya 5. Note: Maya Complete is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X users for $1999. Maya Unlimited, for Linux and Windows only, costs $6999. Maya Personal Learning Edition is FREE. This book covers the Maya Complete and Personal Learning Edition, and covers select features of Maya Unlimited.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 472
Edition: 1
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Published: 14 Jul 2003

ISBN 10: 0321219201
ISBN 13: 9780321219206
Book Overview: The fastest, easiest way to learn Maya 5, the industry-leading 3D software.Updated to reflect Maya's new features, including new rendering technology and thenew Fluid Effects feature, found only in Maya Unlimited. Incisive text, crystal clear screen shots, and step-by-step instructions allow readers to get up and running fast with Maya 5.This eagerly anticipated update to the popular Maya 5: Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach beginning and intermediate users how to liven up their 3D graphics with Maya. Best-selling author Danny Riddell takes readers step by step through all of today's Maya's essentials: Character animation and setup, polygonal modeling, dynamic interaction with Windows, and more. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the topic, and more advanced users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples. By the end of the volume, users will be fully versed in Maya 5. Note: Maya Complete is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X users for $1999. Maya Unlimited, for Linux and Windows only, costs $6999. Maya Personal Learning Edition isFREE. This book covers the Maya Complete and Personal Learning Edition, and covers select features of Maya Unlimited.

Author Bio
Expertise Danny Riddell has taught Maya and Macromedia Flash for several years in both corporate and college environments. He founded and served as director of the Web Design and Development department at Ex'pression Center for New Media in Emeryville, CA. Danny is the author of Maya: Visual QuickStart Guide and Maya 4.5: Visual QuickStart Guide, both from Peachpit Press.