Autodesk Maya 2020 Basics Guide

Author: Kelly Murdock
Editor: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630572551
Size: 16,89 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by renowned author and 3D artist Kelly L. Murdock, Autodesk Maya 2020 Basics Guide is designed to give new users a solid understanding of the fundamental skills needed to create beautiful 3D models and stunning animations with Autodesk Maya. Using clear and easy to follow instructions this book will guide you through learning all the major features of Maya. The text is complemented by video instruction. Each chapter has a corresponding video tutorial that introduces you to the topics and allows you to watch and learn how functions are performed in a way that a text alone cannot do. Autodesk Maya 2020 Basics Guide makes no assumptions about your previous experience with Autodesk Maya. It begins by helping you get comfortable with the user interface and navigating scenes before moving into modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, rendering and more. Additionally, more advanced features such as character rigging, skinning, animating with dynamics and MEL scripting are also introduced. Each chapter begins by examining the concept behind each task, the goal and the necessary features that are involved. Then you go in-depth with the objective of your task as you study examples and learn the steps necessary to complete it. Working your way through the comprehensive, step-by-step lessons, you'll develop the confidence you need to create incredible renderings and animations using Autodesk Maya. Who this book is for This text was created specifically for users with no prior 3D modeling or animation experience. If you want to work in a creative field or are just curious about how 3D animated movies are made this book is the perfect way to get started. Users who are migrating from another 3D application or upgrading from a previous version of Maya will also benefit greatly from this text. What you'll learn • How to create models using curves, NURBS, Polygons and more • How to assign materials and textures to make realistic-looking models • How to use Paint Effects to paint on and quickly create complex 3D Models • How to use lights, cameras, and depth of field to render captivating scenes • How to use keyframes, motion paths and the Graph Editor to create animations • How to use character rigging, skinning, and inverse kinematics to animate realistic movements • How to add influence objects, skin weights and hair to a character for a more realistic look • How to use dynamics to create fire, smoke, lightning, explosions, cloth and ocean effects • How to enable raytracing, motion blur, and fog effects for increased realism • How to render stills and animations using Maya Vector and Mental Ray for different looks • How to use the Command Line and MEL Scripting to work faster About Autodesk Maya Maya is a program, created by Autodesk, used to model, animate, and render 3D scenes. 3D scenes created with Maya have appeared in movies, television, advertisements, games, product visualizations, and on the Web. With Maya, you can create and animate your own 3D scenes and render them as still images or as animation sequences.

Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide

Author: Kelly Murdock
Editor: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571121
Size: 19,79 MB
Format: PDF
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Written by renowned author and 3D artist Kelly L. Murdock Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide is designed to give new users a solid understanding of the fundamental skills needed to create beautiful 3D models and stunning animations with Autodesk Maya. Using clear and easy to follow instructions this book will guide you through learning all the major features of Maya. The text is complemented by video instruction. Each chapter has a corresponding video tutorial that introduces you to the topics and allows you to watch and learn how functions are performed in a way that a text alone cannot do. Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide makes no assumptions about your previous experience with Autodesk Maya. It begins by helping you get comfortable with the user interface and navigating scenes before moving into modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, rendering and more. Additionally, more advanced features such as character rigging, skinning, animating with dynamics and MEL scripting are also introduced. Each chapter begins by examining the concept behind each task, the goal and the necessary features that are involved. Then you go in-depth with the objective of your task as you study examples and learn the steps necessary to complete it. Working your way through the comprehensive, step-by-step lessons, you'll develop the confidence you need to create incredible renderings and animations using Autodesk Maya.

Kelly L Murdock S Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 Complete Reference Guide

Author: Kelly Murdock
Editor: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630572535
Size: 12,97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Kelly L. Murdock's Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 Complete Reference Guide is a popular book among users new to 3ds Max and is used extensively in schools around the globe. The success of this book is found in its simple easy-to-understand explanations coupled with its even easier to follow tutorials. The tutorials are laser focused on a specific topic without any extra material, making it simple to grasp difficult concepts. The book also covers all aspects of the software, making it a valuable reference for users of all levels. The Complete Reference Guide is the ultimate book on 3ds Max, and like Autodesk’s 3D animation software, it just gets better and better with each release. Whether you're new to 3ds Max or an experienced user, you'll find everything you need in this complete resource. The book kicks off with a getting started section, so beginners can jump in and begin working with 3ds Max right away. Experienced 3ds Max users will appreciate advanced coverage of features like crowd simulation, particle systems, radiosity, MAXScript and more. Over 150 tutorials – complete with before and after files – help users at all levels build real world skills. What is Autodesk 3ds Max? Autodesk 3ds Max is a popular 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software widely used by game developers and graphic designers in the film and television industry. What you'll learn Discover all the new features and changes in 3ds Max 2020 Learn how to reference, select, clone, group, link and transform objects Explore 3D modeling and how to apply materials and textures Set impressive scenes with backgrounds, cameras and lighting Master smart techniques for rendering, compositing and animating Create characters, add special effects, and finish with dynamic animations such as hair and cloth Get comfortable with key tools such as Track View, Quicksilver, mental ray®, Space Warps, MassFX and more Who this book is for This comprehensive reference guide not only serves as a reference for experienced users, but it also easily introduces beginners to this complex software. Packed with expert advice from popular author Kelly Murdock, it begins with a getting started section to get you up and running, then continues with more than 150 step-by-step tutorials, in depth coverage of advanced features, and plenty of tips and timesavers along the way. Section Videos Each section of the book has a corresponding video. In each video author Kelly Murdock gives a brief overview of the contents of that section in the book, and covers some of the basics from the chapters within that section.

Animating Life

Author: Gael McGill
Editor: Sybex
ISBN: 9781118271629
Size: 13,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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When 3D animation is used to visualize DNA and disease, scientists have a front row seat to molecular movies that can transform and expedite their research and prompt a potential breakthrough. It's one thing to see a photo of a DNA strand, it's quite another to see in motion how a healthy cell reacts when it's attacked by a cancer cell. It's one of the many ways 3D technology is being used to help further scientific research to cure disease. Animating Life A Guide to Biomedical Animation with Maya launches 3D artists into the rapidly growing field of biomedical animation. To portray biomedical animation accurately, animators must become familiar with the subject matter and also know where to find relevant and accurate scientific reference materials -- this book will offer insights into both. In addition, for scientists interested in acquiring the necessary software skills, the book will also serve as a hands-on, production techniques-driven guide to 3D animation using Maya, Molecular Maya, ZBrush and After Effects. The book covers: Finding and using biological data to create realistic models and animations Learning simulation and molecular dynamics Understanding Autodesk Maya basics for molecular modeling and using the Molecular Maya plug-in Setting molecules in motion and creating a binding animation Visualizing viral infection and animation strategies using particles or scripting Projects include: Animating blood flow Modeling and fluid simulation for hearing & stereocilia in the inner ear Modeling, texturing, rigging & animating an insect Creating a mechanical heart valve model