Simplifying Maya by Jana Germano
English | Feb. 19, 2016 | ASIN: B01C0PUN5O | 362 Pages | AZW3/MOBI/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 12.18 MB
While Autodesk Maya is a complex 3D application, theres no reason that learning it has to be. The goal of Simplifying Maya is to provide you with a clear and logical learning map.
Whether your project will be naturalistic realism or stylized fantasy - Maya gives you the power to create things that nature cant or that would be too expensive to create in the real world.
Simplifying Maya will teach you how to create this world in the fastest, most practical way possible while you also learn the concepts behind the specifics - because in 3D to use and understand something like radiosity you must understand the lighting concepts beyond the 3D application youre using. This will help you know what youre actually doing in Maya, why youre doing it and boost you to the next level, while also making it easier to move from one application to another.
Simplifying Maya focuses on Workflows, Cameras, Modeling, Texturing, Lighting and Rendering - all of which shouldnt be learned separately. The How To exercises help you move seamlessly through a specific workflow and are meant to be applied to your own projects. The Tips and Whys are handy and readily-available resources.