Getting Started In 3d With Maya

Author: Adam Watkins
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136147098
Size: 19,41 MB
Format: PDF
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Deliver professional-level 3D content in no time with this comprehensive guide to 3D animation with Maya. With over 12 years of training experience, plus several award winning students under his belt, author Adam Watkins is the ideal mentor to get you up to speed with 3D in Maya. Using a structured and pragmatic approach Getting Started in 3D with Maya begins with basic theory of fundamental techniques, then builds on this knowledge using practical examples and projects to put your new skills to the test. Prepared so that you can learn in an organic fashion, each chapter builds on the knowledge gained in the previous chapter, showing you all the essentials of 3D in Maya, from modeling and UV layout, to texture creation, rigging animating and rendering. As you go from project to project you'll develop a strong arsenal of skills that combined will form a complete end to end process to creating complete projects in Maya. The accompanying website provides all the tools you need to develop your skills. Project files to accompany the practical examples used throughout the text, so you can work along with the examples. Additional textures and models will give you all the resources you need to start making your own projects in no time at all.

Maya 2008 In Simple Steps

Author: Kogent Solutions Inc.
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9788177228625
Size: 11,57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 261

Maya 2008 in Simple Steps is a book that helps you learn Maya 2008, the contemporary offerings from Autodesk. Being precise and complete, it offers the readers a cutting edge in the field of Maya 2008. An easy to understand style, lots of examples to support the concepts and use of practical approach in presentation are some of the features that make the book unique in itself.· Getting Started with 3D and Maya 200· Working with Scenes, Projects and Objects· Polygon Modeling in Maya 2008· NURBS Modeling· Animating Objects in Maya 2008· Shading, Texturing and Lighting· Rendering Scenes in Maya 2008

Getting Started In Zbrush

Author: Greg Johnson
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1134507178
Size: 20,65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 138

Getting Started in ZBrush is a gentle introduction to ZBrush, today’s premier digital sculpting program. Beginning with the fundamentals of digital sculpting as well as a thorough introduction to the user interface, Getting Started in ZBrush will have you creating a variety of professional-level 3D models in no-time. More than just another button-pushing manual, this comprehensive guide is packed with start-to-finish projects that ease you into the workflow of the program, while at the same time providing tips and tricks that will allow you to achieve certain tasks much more quickly. After progressing through the tutorials, you will be shown how to customize brushes, materials, scripts, and the interface so that you can utilize these tools to their full advantage. Special consideration is given to ZBrush’s integration plug-ins with Maya and 3ds Max, allowing you to properly import and export your models in all programs. Texturing, painting, mapping, decimation, baking, and topology are also fully covered so your Zbrush creations can come to life without sacrificing that high-resolution look. Ease your way into this complex subject with this straight-forward approach to ZBrush Perfect your technique with step-by-step tutorials that allow you to create high res models from start to finish. Expand your knowledge by visiting the companion website, which features video demonstrations, project files, texture and model files, scripts, customized menus, brushes, and additional resources.

Introducing Autodesk Maya 2012

Author: Dariush Derakhshani
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118088522
Size: 16,75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 636

A practical, step-by-step guide to Maya 2012 This book is the ideal primer to getting started with Maya, the premier 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, cartoons, short films, and commercials. You'll learn the Maya interface and the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects. Professional visual effects artist and instructor Dariush Derakhshani explains the nuances of the complex software, while creative tutorials offer realistic, professional challenges for those new to 3D. You'll be up and running in no time with the world's most popular professional 3D software application. Provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to Maya 2012 Explains the core concepts of CG and working in 3D Covers modeling, rigging, HDRI lighting, mental ray rendering, and more Concepts are reinforced with tutorials that offer realistic challenges and clear explanations Color insert provides real-world examples from talented beginning Maya users Build your Maya and animation skills from the ground up with this practical, thorough guide.

Autodesk Maya 2020 Basics Guide

Author: Kelly Murdock
Editor: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630572551
Size: 12,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 780

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.

Exploring 3d Modeling With Cinema 4d R19 A Beginner S Guide

Author: Pradeep Mamgain
Editor: PADEXI Academy
Size: 10,44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Exploring 3D Modeling with CINEMA 4D R19 - A Beginner’s Guide textbook walks you through every step of creating 3D models with CINEMA 4D R19. This guide is perfect for both novices and those moving from other software to CINEMA 4D. This book will help you to get started with modeling in CINEMA 4D, you will learn important concepts and techniques about 3D modeling which you can utilize to create hard-surfaced objects for your projects. This book shares tips, tricks, notes, and cautions throughout, that will help you become a better 3D modeler and you will be able to speed up your workflow. The first page of the every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in the chapter. Every chapter of this textbook contains tutorials which instruct users how things can be done in CINEMA 4D step-by-step. Practicing is one of the best ways to improve skills. Each chapter of this textbook ends with some practice activities which you are highly encouraged to complete and gain confidence for the real-world projects. By completing these activities, you will be able to master the powerful capabilities of CINEMA 4D. Although, this book is designed for beginners, it is aimed to be a solid teaching resource for 3D modeling. It avoids any jargon and explains concepts and techniques in an easy-to-understand manner. By the time you’re done, you’ll be ready to create hard-surfaced models for your 3D projects. The rich companion website PADEXI Academy ( contains additional CINEMA 4D resources that will help you quickly master CINEMA 4D. What are the key features of the book? •Learn CINEMA 4D’s updated user interface, navigation, tools, functions, and commands. •Polygon, subdivision, and spline modeling techniques covered. •Detailed coverage of tools and features. •Contains 24 standalone tutorials. •Contains 14 practice activities to test the knowledge gained. •Additional guidance is provided in form of tips, notes, and cautions. •Important terms are in bold face so that you never miss them. •The content under “What just happened?” heading explains the working of the instructions. •The content under “What next?” heading tells you about the procedure you will follow after completing a step(s). •Tech support from the author. •Access to each tutorial’s initial and final states along with the resources used in the tutorials. •Quiz to assess the knowledge. •Bonus tutorials. Who this book is for? This book is designed for beginners. Prerequisites Before jumping into the lessons of this book, make sure you have working knowledge of your computer and its operating system. Also, make sure that your that you have installed the required software and hardware. You need to install CINEMA 4D R19 on your system. Most of the tutorials will work in R17 and R18 as well. How This Book Is Structured? This book is divided into following chapters: Chapter M1: Introduction to CINEMA 4D R19, introduces you to CINEMA 4D interface and primitive objects available in the Object command group. You will learn about CINEMA 4D unit system, coordinate system, interface elements, and how to customize the interface. You will also create models using primitives. Chapter M2: Tools of the Trade, walks you through some of the important tools that you will use in the modeling process. These tools are used to create guides in the editor view, interactively placing lights and adjusting their attributes in the scene, measure angles and distances, arrange/duplicate/randomize objects, correct lens distortions, and create virtual walkthroughs. Chapter M3: Spline Modeling, introduces you to the spline modeling tools, concept, and techniques. Chapter M4: Polygon Modeling, introduces you to the polygon modeling tools, concepts, and techniques. This chapter talks about polygons components, selection tools, polygons structure tools, modeling objects, and deformers. Chapter M5: Bonus Tutorials, contains bonus tutorials. More info:

Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015

Author: Dariush Derakhshani
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118862821
Size: 13,75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 397

Learn Autodesk Maya from an award-winning insider Best-selling author, visual effects supervisor, and technical educator Dariush Derakhshani brings you a newly-updated, step-by-step guide to the most popular and complex 3D application on the market, Autodesk Maya. Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 includes straightforward lessons, real-world examples, detailed tutorials, and downloadable project files that get you modeling and animating your own digital models and scenes right away. The book starts you with the latest CG concepts and production workflows, and then shows you how to create a solar system to help get you acquainted with the basic tool set in Maya. From there, the books helps you: Learn the Maya user interface, including menus and plug-ins Build simple animations and 3D images right away Explore polygons, modeling, and NEX tools Get started with HDRI lighting, rendering, dynamics, simulations, and effects Whether you're new to 3D or migrating from another 3D application, Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 will kick-start your creativity and get you up and running with Maya. Author Derakhshani has worked on movies such as The Fantastic Four and Pan's Labyrinth, the South Park TV series, and numerous commercials and music videos.

Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016

Author: Dariush Derakhshani
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119059631
Size: 13,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 760

Start modeling right away with this hands-on guide to learning Autodesk Maya 2016 Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016 is the official guide to the most popular and complex 3D application on the market. Building from the ground up, this book combines straightforward text with practical examples that make it easy to absorb the basics and start designing and animating your own digital models and scenes. The tutorials offer realistic challenges and clear explanations, laid out in fun, step-by-step lessons that help you gain confidence and learn by doing. You'll delve into CG and 3D core concepts and production workflows, then get right to work designing an animation of the solar system as you learn the interface and basic tools. As your modeling skills grow, you'll build a steam locomotive, a starfish, a table lamp, and much more as you learn to rig your model for animation, create fabric motion with nCloth, and add the lighting and effects that bring your scenes to life. The companion website features downloadable project files that help you see how the pros do it, and the book includes real-world examples from talented users who were beginners just like you. Master the Maya 2016 interface, menus, and plug-ins Begin building simple animations right away Explore modeling, rendering, animation, and cloth motion Add lighting, rendering, dynamics, simulations, and effects If you want to work like the pros, Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016 is the perfect primer for getting started.

Autodesk Maya 2013 Essentials

Author: Paul Naas
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118239687
Size: 12,37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 594

Recommnded text for those preparing for the Maya Associate exam Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, games, cartoons, and commercials, is challenging to learn. This full-color guide features approachable, hands-on exercises and additional task-based tutorials that allow new users to quickly become productive with the program and familiar with its workflow in a professional environment. You'll learn the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and lighting; explore different parts of the production pipeline; and practice on some real-world projects. Maya is the 3D animation and effects software used in the film, game, and advertising industries; it's a complex program and this book gives beginners essential training in Maya basics This book is an Autodesk Official Training Guide, recommended for students planning to take the Maya Associate exam Provides task-based tutorials and hands-on exercises to get you up to speed and introduce you to production workflows Teaches the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and lighting Helps you create simple animations, model with polygons, and add detail with blend shapes and surfaces Starting and ending files for the exercises and additional learning tutorials are available online Autodesk Maya Essentials provides beginners with a solid foundation in Maya 3D software.

Maya In 24 Hours Sams Teach Yourself

Author: Kenny Roy
Editor: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0133256332
Size: 13,37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 392

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Maya® in 24 Hours will help you master Autodesk Maya 2014 and use it to create outstanding 3D graphics and animations. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master powerful Maya 2014 tools for modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting, rendering, and more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Maya tasks. Quizzes and exercises test your knowledge of key Maya 2014 tools at the end of each hour. Notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Learn how to… Get comfortable with Autodesk Maya 2014's complex interface Quickly access the Maya 2014 tools you need for any task Efficiently manage your assets and files Model with polygonal geometry and NURBS curves/surfaces Unfold UVs and apply textures Create node networks in the hypershade Model highly realistic characters Utilize relationships and make nodes work together Rig your objects and characters for animation Add animated movement to your scenes Create and adjust cameras Build diverse shapes with BlendShapes Animate using dynamics and simulations Script and automate common tasks Improve realism with particles, hair/cloth effects, and more Correctly light your scenes Render your final imagery Work effectively with film Manage your projects and scene workflows more efficiently On the DVD: The accompanying DVD contains how-to videos for dozens of key Maya 2014 tasks, extensive sample art and models, and additional bonus content.