Product DescriptionAutodesk Maya 2009: A Comprehensive Guide
textbook covers all features of Autodesk Maya 2009 in a simple, lucid, and comprehensive manner. The textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and the advanced users of Maya. As a comprehensive textbook, it aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk Maya 2009 for the use of animators and designers. Keeping in view the varied requirements of the users, the textbook first introduces the basic features of Autodesk Maya 2009 and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced 3D models and animations. This textbook covers all tools, options, and their applications in Autodesk Maya 2009 to create the real world objects. Each concept has been thoroughly explained through text, practical examples, tutorials, and exercises.
The book will help you unleash your creativity, thus helping you create stunning 3D models and animations. The textbook will help the learners transform their imagination into reality with ease. Also, this textbook takes the users across a wide spectrum of animations through progressive examples, comprehensive illustrations, and detailed exercises. Written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your pace.
Salient Features of the TextbookConsists of 15 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering topics such as NURBS and Polygonal modeling, paint effects, rendering, fluids, particle system to name only a few.
The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it
Consists of hundreds of illustrations and a comprehensive coverage of Autodesk Maya 2009 concepts and commands.
Consists of real-world 3D models and examples focusing on industry experience.
Step-by-step instructions are added to guide the user through the learning process.
The textbook effectively communicates the utility of tools, toolbars, and shortcut menus in Autodesk Maya 2009.
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.
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CADCIM Technologies provides the following Free Teaching and Learning Resources with this textbook:
Drawing files of the models used in illustrations, examples, and exercises.
Customizable PowerPoint presentations for every chapter in this textbook.
Instructor s guide that provides solutions to review questions and exercises provided in the textbook.
Student projects to enhance the skills.
Course outline listing the topics that will be covered in the basic and advanced classes.