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Autodesk Maya 2020: A Comprehensive Guide, 12th Edition

Prof. Sham Tickoo, Purdue University and CADCIM Technologies
eISBN-13: 9781640570900

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Autodesk Maya 2020 is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering software developed by Autodesk Inc. This integrated node based 3D software finds its application in the development of films, games, and design projects. The intuitive user interface and workflow tools of Maya 2020 have made the job of design visualization specialists a lot easier.
Autodesk Maya 2020: A Comprehensive Guide book covers all features of Autodesk Maya 2020 software in a simple, lucid, and comprehensive manner. It will unleash your creativity, thus helping you create realistic 3D models, animation, and visual effects. In this edition, new tools and enhancements in modeling, animation, rigging as well as performance improvements in bifrost are covered. Additionally, the newly introduced Mash module, which is used for creating motion graphics, is also covered in the book.

Salient Features:
Consists of 17 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering a wide range of topics such as Maya interface, Polygon modeling, NURBS modeling, texturing, lighting, cameras, animation, Paint Effects, Rendering, nHair, Fur, Fluids, Particles, nParticles and Bullet Physics in Autodesk Maya 2020.
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 2020 concepts and commands.Real-world 3D models and examples focusing on industry experience.Step-by-step instructions that guide the user through the learning process.
Additional information is provided throughout the book 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.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Exploring Maya Interface
Chapter 2: Polygon Modeling
Chapter 3: NURBS Curves and Surfaces
Chapter 4: NURBS Modeling
Chapter 5: UV Mapping
Chapter 6: Shading and Texturing
Chapter 7: Lighting
Chapter 8: Animation
Chapter 9: Rigging, Constraints, and Deformers
Chapter 10: Paint Effects
Chapter 11: Rendering
Chapter 12: Particle System
Chapter 13: Introduction to nParticles
Chapter 14: Fluids
Chapter 15: nHair
Chapter 16: Bifrost
Chapter 17: Bullet Physics and Motion Graphics

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Free Teaching and Learning Resources:
CADCIM Technologies provides the following free teaching and learning resources with this book:
Technical support by contacting
Maya and media files used in tutorials
Instructor Guide with solution to all review questions and exercises*
Additional learning resources at and
(*For Faculty only)

About the Authors:
CADCIM Technologies, Prof. Sham Tickoo of Purdue University Northwest, and the team of dedicated contributing authors at CADCIM Technologies are committed to bring you the best Textbooks, eBooks and Free teaching and learning resources on CAD/CAM/CAE, GIS, Civil, Animation and VFX, and related technologies. We strive to be the first and the best.
Our team of authors consists of highly qualified and experienced engineers, and animation and visual effects artists 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 the industry. All our books have been structured in a way that facilitates teaching and learning, and also exposes students to real-world applications.

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ISBNs 9781640570900, 9781640570900
Publish Year 2019
Language English