George Maestri, "Maya at a Glance"
ISBN: 0782144047 | edition 2005 | PDF | 190 pages | 10,6 mb
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.