Autodesk Maya 2018: A Comprehensive Guide, 10th Edition

Prof. Sham Tickoo, Purdue University and CADCIM Technologies
eISBN-13: 9781942689973

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Welcome to the world of Autodesk Maya 2018. Autodesk Maya 2018 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. A wide range of 3D visual effects, computer graphics, and character animation tools make it an ideal platform for 3D artists. The intuitive user interface and workflow tools of Maya 2018 have made the job of design visualization specialists a lot easier.

Autodesk Maya 2018: A Comprehensive Guide textbook covers all features of Autodesk Maya 2018 in a simple, lucid, and comprehensive manner. It aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk Maya 2018 for 3D and visual effects artists, and designers. This textbook will help you transform your imagination into reality with ease. Also, it will unleash your creativity, thus helping you create realistic 3D models, animation, and visual effects. It caters to the needs of both the novice and advanced users of Maya 2018 and is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your pace.

Some of the Salient Features of this textbook are as follows:

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 2018.
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 2018 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.
Additional learning resources at http://mayaexperts.blogspot.com.

Brief 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: Maya Fur
Chapter 17: Bullet Physics
Index

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ISBNs 9781942689973
Publish Year 2017
Language English
Number of Pages 610
Website www.cadcim.com/autodesk-maya-2018-a-comprehensive-guide