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Maya At A Glance

by George Maestri

This official Maya Press book, written by a top-notch Hollywood animation/effects professional, is the first to use a visual approach to teach basic Maya techniques. Designed primarily for Maya newcomers, this highly graphical book uses beautiful full-color layouts to explain important concepts, and step-by-step tutorials to provide hands-on reinforcement. A thorough introduction to Maya, it includes coverage of Maya interface, NURBs modeling, polygonal modeling, texturing, lighting, paint effects, rigging, animation, special effects, and rendering. Features a CD with sample files and the latest version of Maya Personal Learning Edition--all at a very affordable price!

One look and you'll see this Maya book is different from all the others. It presents core Maya features visually, using pages that are packed with beautiful graphics and loaded with detailed explanations on every crucial feature of Maya's interface. Engaging step-by-step tutorials provide hands-on reinforcement for what you've learned. Maya at a Glance is the perfect introduction and reference to the Academy Award winning Maya 3D animation and effects software.

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The CD includes the Maya Personal Learning Edition and all the files you'll need to complete the tutorials.

Reviewer J. S. Monkey says:
      "Great for newbies -- This book is great! it has hundreds upon hundreds of color illustrations and explains in clear terms what you are doing. ... if you want to make the next "Gollum" this book doesn't do that, but if you want to start somewhere this is definitely the place.

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Paperback: 171 pages; Publisher: Sybex Inc; Bk&CD-Rom edition (June 30, 2005); List Price: $24.99 - buy now: Price: $16.49 and You Save: $8.50 (34%)

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