Autodesk Maya 2014: A Comprehensive Guide
Sham Tickoo
, Purdue University Calumet and 
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 978-1-936646-52-4
Paperback, 656 Pages


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Autodesk Maya 2014: A Comprehensive Guide introduces the reader to Maya 2014 software, one of the world's leading 3D animation and modeling packages. The textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and the advanced users of Maya. As a comprehensive textbook, it aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk Maya 2014 for the use of animators and designers. Keeping in view the varied requirements of the users, the textbook first introduces the basic features of Maya 2014 and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced 3D models and animations. This textbook covers all the tools, options, and their applications of Maya 2014 to create the real world objects. Each concept has been thoroughly explained through text, practical examples, tutorials, and exercises.

Following are the additional features of this book:

  • Consists of 17 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering a wide range of topics such as Maya interface, Polygon modeling, NURBS modeling, texturing, , lighting, cameras, animation, Paint Effects, Rendering, nHair, Fur, Fluids, Particles, nParticles and Bullet Physics in Autodesk Maya 2014.
  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it.
  • Consists of hundreds of illustrations and a comprehensive coverage of Autodesk Maya 2014 concepts and commands
  • Real-world 3D models and examples focusing on industry experience.
  • Step-by-step instructions that guide the user through the learning process.
  • Additional information is provided throughout the book in the form of tips and notes.
  • Self-Evaluation test, Review Questions, and Exercises are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
  • Additional learning resources at http://mayaexperts.blogspot.com.

 

Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Exploring Maya Interface

Chapter 2: Polygon Modeling

Chapter 3: NURBS Curves and Surfaces

Chapter 4: NURBS Modeling

Chapter 5: UV Mapping

Chapter 6: Shading and Texturing

Chapter 7: Lighting

Chapter 8: Animation

Chapter 9: Rigging, Constraints, and Deformers

Chapter 10: Paint Effects

Chapter 11: Rendering

Chapter 12: Particle System

Chapter 13: Introduction to nParticles

Chapter 14: Fluids

Chapter 15: nHair

Chapter 16: Maya Fur

Chapter 17: Bullet Physics

Index

 

 

Evaluation Chapters of Autodesk Maya 2014:A Comprehensive Guide textbook (zipped pdf files)

 

c01_maya_2014_eval.zip          c02_maya_2014_eval.zip
c03_maya_2014_eval.zip          toc_maya_2014_eval.zip
Maya 2014 (zipped files)
Part files used in tutorials, and exercises
c01_maya_2014_prt.zip            c02_maya_2014_prt.zip
c03_maya_2014_prt.zip            c04_maya_2014_prt.zip
c05_maya_2014_prt.zip            c06_maya_2014_prt.zip
c07_maya_2014_prt.zip            c08_maya_2014_prt.zip
c09_maya_2014_prt.zip            c10_maya_2014_prt.zip
c11_maya_2014_prt.zip            c12_maya_2014_prt.zip
c14_maya_2014_prt.zip            c15_maya_2014_prt.zip
c16_maya_2014_prt.zip            c17_maya_2014_prt.zip

Tutorial files
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c02_maya_2014_tut.zip             c03_maya_2014_tut.zip
c04_maya_2014_tut.zip             c05_maya_2014_tut.zip
c06_maya_2014_tut.zip             c07_maya_2014_tut.zip
c08_maya_2014_tut.zip             c09_maya_2014_tut.zip
c10_maya_2014_tut.zip             c11_maya_2014_tut.zip
c12_maya_2014_tut.zip             c13_maya_2014_tut.zip
c14_maya_2014_tut.zip             c15_maya_2014_tut.zip
c16_maya_2014_tut.zip             c17_maya_2014_tut.zip

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Rendered Images

 

 

c02_maya_2014_rndr.zip           c03_maya_2014_rndr.zip
c04_maya_2014_rndr.zip           c05_maya_2014_rndr.zip
c06_maya_2014_rndr.zip           c07_maya_2014_rndr.zip
c08_maya_2014_rndr.zip           c09_maya_2014_rndr.zip
c10_maya_2014_rndr.zip           c11_maya_2014_rndr.zip
c12_maya_2014_rndr.zip           c13_maya_2014_rndr.zip
c14_maya_2014_rndr.zip           c15_maya_2014_rndr.zip
c16_maya_2014_rndr.zip           c17_maya_2014_rndr.zip

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