Autodesk Maya 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Paul Naas

By Paul Naas

The most effective e-book on getting begun with Maya 2014
Whether you're simply starting, or migrating from one other 3D program, this step by step consultant is what you must get an outstanding operating wisdom of Autodesk Maya 2014. fantastically illustrated with full-color examples and screenshots, Autodesk Maya 2014 necessities explains the fundamentals of Maya in addition to modeling, texturing, animating, surroundings a scene, and developing visible results. You'll take in very important options and strategies, and how to hopefully use Maya instruments the way in which execs do.
Each bankruptcy comprises enjoyable and difficult hands-on tasks, which you could do as you cross utilizing the downloadable records from the book's web site. They comprise beginning and finishing records, so that you can evaluate your effects to how execs do the tasks. This information-packed Autodesk professional Press e-book additionally is helping you arrange for the Autodesk Maya 2014 certification assessments. • is helping rookies and people migrating from different 3D animation and results courses wake up and operating on Autodesk Maya 2014• beneficial properties step by step tutorials, hands-on workouts with downloadable records, and four-color examples and screenshots• Covers modeling, texturing, animating, visible results, lighting fixtures, compositing, atmosphere a scene, and more• Written by way of an Autodesk licensed writer and is an Autodesk legitimate Press • Autodesk Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and results software program utilized in videos, video games, cartoons, brief movies, ads, and different animation
Get firsthand adventure with Maya 2014, in addition to an preliminary begin on getting ready for the Autodesk Maya 2014 qualified expert examination, with Autodesk Maya 2014 Essentials.

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8 Turn off Interactive Creation. 6 just to the right of the View menu). 20 C h a p t e r 2 • C r e a t i n g Yo u r F i r s t A n i m a t i o n 2. Choose Create a Polygon Primitives a Sphere a Option Box, and click. 9 shows the selection. F ig u r e 2 . 9 Create Polygon Primitives Sphere menu 3. 5. F ig u r e 2 . 1 0 Polygon Sphere Options window 4. Click the Create button. 5. Press 5 on your numeric keypad or keyboard to shade the sphere. 11 shows the shaded sphere. Creating and Animating a Bouncing Ball F ig u r e 2 .

3. Place your cursor in the scene window, and tap the spacebar to go to the four-panel view. 4. 4. F ig u r e 3 . 4 Importing the image 5. tif or your front-view sketch. 6. tif or your side-view sketch. You now have front- and side-view sketches of the character you’ll model in the scene, but the sketches are right in the middle of the environment. Next, 39 40 Chapter 3 • Modeling with Polygons, Part 1 you’ll move them so they’re still visible but won’t get in the way when you start building your character: 1.

The Help files are organized and searchable via the table of contents or the index. 20. F ig u r e 1 . 2 0 Maya Help files 13 14 Chapter 1 • Understanding the Maya Inter f ace Area Website Autodesk has an online community website called Area where you can browse the topics being discussed or post a question. 21. In addition, tutorials, free downloads, and more are available to inspire you and help you get up to speed. Membership is required, but registration is free. Joining Area is highly recommended.

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