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Practical Maya Programming with Python

Practical Maya Programming with Python

By: Robert Galanakis

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 25-JUL-2014

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Unleash the power of Python in Maya and unlock your creativity Create and customize UIs using standard tools and libraries Understand how Maya can leverage advanced Python features Make your tools, and Maya itself, fully automatable In Detail Autodesk Maya is a 3D computer graphics software. It offers a vast and flexible set of features utilizing Python. It is not difficult to get started using Python in Autodesk Maya, but it can be difficult to go from writing procedural, MEL-inspired tools to building the powerful yet simple systems that Python promises. Practical...

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Finish Your Film! Tips and Tricks for Making an Animated Short in Maya

Finish Your Film! Tips and Tricks for Making an Animated Short in Maya

By: Kenny Roy

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 29-APR-2014

Insert Date: 01-MAY-2014

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Finish Your Film! Tips and Tricks for Making an Animated Short in Maya is a first-of-its-kind book that walks the reader step-by-step through the actual production processes of creating a 3D Short film with Maya. Other books focus solely on the creative decisions of 3D Animation and broadly cover the multiple phases of animation production with no real applicable methods for readers to employ. This book shows you how to successfully manage the entire Maya animation pipeline. This book blends together valuable technical tips on film production and real-world shortcuts in a...

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Focal Easy Guide to Maya 5

Focal Easy Guide to Maya 5

By: Jason Patnode

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 11-MAR-2014

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Clear, concise, expert coverage of a powerful package at your fingertips!...

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How to Cheat in Maya 20XX: Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

How to Cheat in Maya 2014: Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

By: Kenny Roy

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 27-FEB-2014

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All professional animators know a handful of secrets that give them an edge in a production environment. "How to Cheat in Maya" puts these secrets in your hands! Learn time and energy-saving techniques tested in real Hollywood productions in this book, jam-packed with screenshots and scene files designed to get you up to speed quickly. From menus to modeling, lipsync to lighting, How to Cheat in Maya 2014 covers all of the methods available in the latest version of Maya. Get up to speed quickly and produce stellar results with these insider workflows. With new, updated cheats...

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Getting Started in 3D with Maya

Getting Started in 3D with Maya

By: Adam Watkins

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 13-FEB-2014

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Deliver professional-level 3D content in no time with this comprehensive guide to 3D animation with Maya. With over 12 years of training experience, plus several award winning students under his belt, author Adam Watkins is the ideal mentor to get you up to speed with 3D in Maya. Using a structured and pragmatic approach Getting Started in 3D with Maya begins with basic theory of fundamental techniques, then builds on this knowledge using practical examples and projects to put your new skills to the test. Prepared so that you can learn in an organic fashion, each chapter builds on the...

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Creating Visual Effects in Maya

Creating Visual Effects in Maya

By: Lee Lanier

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 03-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 05-FEB-2014

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Produce mind-blowing visual effects with Autodesk Maya. Gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to recreate phenomena critical to visual effects work, including fire, water, smoke, explosions, and destruction, as well as their integration with real-world film and video. In Creating Visual Effects in Maya , Maya master Lee Lanier has combined the latest studio techniques with multi-chapter, hands-on projects and professionally-vetted workflows to bolster your CG toolkit. Engaging, full-color tutorials cover: Creating foliage, fire, and smoke with Paint Effects ...

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How to Cheat in Maya 2013

How to Cheat in Maya 2013

By: Eric Luhta; Kenny Roy

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 11-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 13-NOV-2013

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All professional animators know a handful of secrets that give them an edge in a production environment. "How to Cheat in Maya" puts these secrets in your hands! Learn time and energy saving techniques tested in real Hollywood productions in this book, jam-packed with screenshots and scene files designed to get you up to speed quickly. From menus to modeling, lipsync to lighting, How to Cheat in Maya 2013 covers all of the methods available in the latest version of Maya. Get up to speed quickly and produce stellar results with these insider workflows. With new, updated cheats...

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Maya Visual Effects The Innovator's Guide: Autodesk Official Press, 2nd Edition

Maya Visual Effects The Innovator's Guide: Autodesk Official Press, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: Sybex

Publication Date: 13-MAY-2013

Insert Date: 03-SEP-2013

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Create innovative CG solutions with Maya and this creative guide Professional Maya artists have to think on their feet. It's nothing for them to receive just vague sketches or incomplete ideas of what the studio wants and have to come up with something brilliant. If you're an intermediate to advanced Maya user, Maya Visual Effects: The Innovator's Guide, Second Edition is what you need to meet the challenge. Professional Maya artist Eric Keller offers inspired solutions and hands-on projects, as well as numerous practical shortcuts and deadlines, so you learn to produce innovative CG...

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Autodesk Maya 2014 Essentials

Autodesk Maya 2014 Essentials

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Publisher: Sybex

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 04-AUG-2013

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The premiere book on getting started with Maya 2014 Whether you're just beginning, or migrating from another 3D application, this step-by-step guide is what you need to get a good working knowledge of Autodesk Maya 2014. Beautifully illustrated with full-color examples and screenshots, Autodesk Maya 2014 Essentials explains the basics of Maya as well as modeling, texturing, animating, setting a scene, and creating visual effects. You'll absorb important concepts and techniques, and learn how to confidently use Maya tools the way professionals do. Each chapter includes fun and...

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Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014

Mastering Autodesk Maya 2014

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Publisher: Sybex

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2013

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Hands-on intermediate-to-advanced coverage of the leading 3D software Autodesk Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, and other genres. If you already know the basics of Maya and are ready to elevate your skills, then this book is for you. Nearly 1,000 pages are packed with organized, professional, and valuable insight on the leading 3D application on the market, enabling you to unlock the software's more complex features. Ideal as both a tutorial and study guide for the Autodesk Maya exam, this Autodesk Official Press book...

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Creating Games with Unity and Maya

Creating Games with Unity and Maya

By: Adam Watkins

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 16-JUL-2013

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Unity brings you ever closer to the "author once, deploy anywhere" dream. With its multiplatform capabilities, you can target desktop, web, mobile devices, and consoles using a single development engine. Little wonder that Unity has quickly become the #1 game engine out there. Mastering Unity is absolutely essential in an increasingly competitive games market where agility is expected, yet until now practical tutorials were nearly impossible to find. Creating Games with Unity and Maya gives you with an end-to-end solution for Unity game development with Maya. Written by a...

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Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts

Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts

By: Tina O'Hailey

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 20-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 12-JUL-2013

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Rigging a character can be a complicated undertaking. Move from a bi-pedal character to a quad- or poly-pedal and, well, things just got real. Where do you begin? Unlike all of those button-pushing manuals out there, Rig it Right! breaks down rigging so that you can achieve a fundamental understanding of the concept, allowing you to rig more intuitively in your own work. Veteran animation professor Tina O’Hailey will get you up and rigging in a matter of hours with step-by-step tutorials covering multiple animation control types, connection methods, interactive skinning,...

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Tradigital Maya

Tradigital Maya

By: Lee Montgomery

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 06-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 12-JUL-2013

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Explore Disney's 12 principles of animation, while learning how to animate in Maya. You can develop your own leading digital techniques rooted to traditional workflows. From squash and stretch to timing and appeal, you will enhance your creative toolset with strong classics training and cutting edge techniques. Trusted Maya Authority, Lee Montgomery offers the only artistic guide to applying the principles of traditional animation with Maya's tools, which are used in production by the best animators and VFX artists today. Add another webpage to your favourites and expand your digital...

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Learning Autodesk Maya 2010: Foundation

Learning Autodesk Maya 2010: Foundation

By: Autodesk Maya Press

Publisher: Sybex

Publication Date: 24-AUG-2009

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New coverage, art, and tutorials of the latest features of the new Maya 2010 Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, special effects, games, cartoons, short films, commercials, etc. Complex and difficult to learn, the new Maya 2010 features updates to modeling, animation, dynamics, and rendering modules. This invaluable book offers hands-on introduction to the tools and techniques of this fascinating software. Boasting full-color coverage and detailed, step-by-step lessons, the book uses real movie footage from the Yash Raj Films and Walt Disney...

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Autodesk Maya 2013 Essentials

Autodesk Maya 2013 Essentials

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Publisher: Sybex

Publication Date: 05-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 20-DEC-2012

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Recommnded text for those preparing for the Maya Associate exam Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, games, cartoons, and commercials, is challenging to learn. This full-color guide features approachable, hands-on exercises and additional task-based tutorials that allow new users to quickly become productive with the program and familiar with its workflow in a professional environment. You'll learn the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and lighting; explore different parts of the production pipeline; and practice on some real-world...

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Mastering Autodesk Maya 2013

Mastering Autodesk Maya 2013

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Publisher: Sybex

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2012

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Provides hands-on intermediate-to-advanced coverage of the leading 3D software Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, and other genres. For intermediate and advanced users who already know Maya basics, this official Maya guide provides the detailed coverage you need to unlock the software's more complex features. Elevate your skills in modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects, and gain proficiency in high-level techniques for film, television, game development, and more. Artists who are already proficient in...

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Maya in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Maya in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

By: Kenny Roy; Fiona Rivera

Publisher: Sams

Publication Date: 14-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 20-DEC-2012

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Maya® in 24 Hours will help you master Autodesk Maya 2014 and use it to create outstanding 3D graphics and animations. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master powerful Maya 2014 tools for modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting, rendering, and more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Maya tasks. Quizzes and exercises test your knowledge...

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Complete Maya Programming: An In-depth Guide to 3D Fundamentals, Geometry, and Modeling, Volume II

Complete Maya Programming Volume II

By: David Gould

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 05-AUG-2005

Insert Date: 03-AUG-2012

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David Gould's acclaimed first book, Complete Maya Programming: An Extensive Guide to MEL and the C++ API , provides artists and programmers with a deep understanding of the way Maya works and how it can be enhanced and customized through programming. In his new book David offers a gentle, intuitive introduction to the core ideas of computer graphics. Each concept is explained progressively and is fully implemented in both MEL and C++ so that an artist or programmer can use the source code directly in their own programs. Geometry and modeling are covered in detail with progressively...

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Mastering Autodesk® Maya® 2012

Mastering Autodesk® Maya® 2012

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Publisher: Sybex

Publication Date: 02-AUG-2011

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2012

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The exclusive, official guide to the very latest version of Maya Get extensive, hands-on, intermediate to advanced coverage of Autodesk Maya 2012, the top-selling 3D software on the market. If you already know Maya basics, this authoritative book takes you to the next level. From modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, this book provides professional-level Maya instruction. With pages of scenarios and examples from some of the leading professionals in the industry, author Todd Palamar will help you master the...

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How to Cheat in Maya 2012

How to Cheat in Maya 2012

By: Eric Luhta

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 20-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 29-DEC-2011

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The Maya guide for animators, How to Cheat in Maya 2012 presents everything you need to know about character animation in Maya. Fully updated for the latest revision of Maya, this book provides you with complete, step-by-step walkthroughs of essential animation techniques to increase your efficiency and speed. This is an animator's workflow in book form, written by professional animators-not a software book with a few animation pointers thrown in. In addition to all the gold-mine coverage and interviews with expert animators from the previous edition, How to Cheat in Maya 2012 also...