3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Maya

Roger King

August 15, 2014 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Textbook - 486 Pages - 32 Color & 776 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439852644 - CAT# K12422

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Features

  • Introduces critical aspects of the 3D animation process
  • Presents clear and concise tutorials that link key concepts to practical techniques
  • Describes the process for creating animated projects in a nonmathematical fashion
  • Explains why—and not just how—to apply Autodesk® Maya® techniques in the real world
  • Includes access to a dedicated Web site, http://3dbybuzz.com, featuring useful videos, lessons, and updates
  • Frees instructors from developing step-by-step examples to present Maya’s complex interface and basic capabilities
  • Boasts an easy-to-follow, hands-on learning style ideal for individual study by aspiring animators and do-it-yourselfers

Summary

Each chapter of 3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Maya introduces critical aspects of the 3D animation process and presents clear and concise tutorials that link key concepts to practical Autodesk® Maya® techniques. Providing a principles-based, yet pragmatic, approach to 3D animation, this first-of-its-kind book:

  • Describes the process for creating animated projects in a nonmathematical fashion
  • Explains why—and not just how—to apply Maya techniques in the real world
  • Includes access to a dedicated Web site, http://3dbybuzz.com, featuring useful videos, lessons, and updates

3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Maya is an ideal academic textbook as well as a superlative do-it-yourself training manual. When employed as a text, it frees the instructor from the painstaking task of developing step-by-step examples to present Maya’s complex interface and basic capabilities. When used for individual study, aspiring animators revel in the book’s easy-to-follow, hands-on learning style.

Make 3D Animation for the Raw Beginner Using Maya your book of choice for understanding the essential theory and practice of 3D animation.