Autodesk Maya 2018: A Comprehensive Guide, 10th Edition
Sham Tickoo
, Purdue University Northwest and 
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 978-1-942689-97-3
Paperback, 610 Pages


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Welcome to the world of Autodesk Maya 2018. Autodesk Maya 2018 is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering software developed by Autodesk Inc. This integrated node based 3D software finds its application in the development of films, games, and design projects. A wide range of 3D visual effects, computer graphics, and character animation tools make it an ideal platform for 3D artists. The intuitive user interface and workflow tools of Maya 2018 have made the job of design visualization specialists a lot easier.

Autodesk Maya 2018: A Comprehensive Guide textbook covers all features of Autodesk Maya 2018 in a simple, lucid, and comprehensive manner. It aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk Maya 2018 for 3D and visual effects artists, and designers. This textbook will help you transform your imagination into reality with ease. Also, it will unleash your creativity, thus helping you create realistic 3D models, animation, and visual effects. It caters to the needs of both the novice and advanced users of Maya 2018 and is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your pace.

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 2018.
  • 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 2018 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 2018:A Comprehensive Guide textbook (zipped pdf files)

 

c01_maya_2018_eval.zip             c02_maya_2018_eval.zip
toc_maya_2018_eval.zip
Maya 2018 (zipped files)
Part files used in tutorials, and exercises
c01_maya_2018_prt.zip              c02_maya_2018_prt.zip
c03_maya_2018_prt.zip              c04_maya_2018_prt.zip
c05_maya_2018_prt.zip              c06_maya_2018_prt.zip
c07_maya_2018_prt.zip              c08_maya_2018_prt.zip
c09_maya_2018_prt.zip              c10_maya_2018_prt.zip
c11_maya_2018_prt.zip              c12_maya_2018_prt.zip
c14_maya_2018_prt.zip              c15_maya_2018_prt.zip
c16_maya_2018_prt.zip              c17_maya_2018_prt.zip

Tutorial files
(zipped PDF file)

 

c02_maya_2018_tut.zip              c03_maya_2018_tut.zip
c04_maya_2018_tut.zip              c05_maya_2018_tut.zip
c06_maya_2018_tut.zip              c07_maya_2018_tut.zip
c08_maya_2018_tut.zip              c09_maya_2018_tut.zip
c10_maya_2018_tut.zip              c11_maya_2018_tut.zip
c12_maya_2018_tut.zip              c13_maya_2018_tut.zip
c14_maya_2018_tut.zip              c15_maya_2018_tut.zip
c16_maya_2018_tut.zip              c17_maya_2018_tut.zip

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Rendered Images

 

 

c02_maya_2018_rndr.zip           c03_maya_2018_rndr.zip
c04_maya_2018_rndr.zip           c05_maya_2018_rndr.zip
c06_maya_2018_rndr.zip           c07_maya_2018_rndr.zip
c08_maya_2018_rndr.zip           c09_maya_2018_rndr.zip
c10_maya_2018_rndr.zip           c11_maya_2018_rndr.zip
c12_maya_2018_rndr.zip           c13_maya_2018_rndr.zip
c14_maya_2018_rndr.zip           c15_maya_2018_rndr.zip
c16_maya_2018_rndr.zip           c17_maya_2018_rndr.zip
maya_2018_colorimages.zip

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