Monday, May 28, 2007

Sybex Maya Secrets of the Pros 2005

Featuring completely original material from a new team of Maya know-it-alls, this second edition of an award-winning book is sure to inform and inspire even the most seasoned Maya user. In this distinctive Maya Press title, a cadre of professionals led by two acclaimed Maya pros, reveal the precious secrets they've learned using Maya on high-profile CG projects such as The Matrix, Shrek 2, and X-Men.

In nine unique and compelling chapters, you'll get detailed and sophisticated instruction on how to:

  • Enhance fluidity and realism by generating complex motion with Maya Cloth

  • Apply non-photorealistic rendering styles that mimic the look of comic books and impressionist paintings

  • Emulate real-world camera motion, from dolly-and-pan movement to varying levels of camera shake

  • Produce natural lighting effects using global illumination and image based lighting

  • Ensure smooth and accurate transfer of character data from modeling to rigging to animation to lighting

  • Control IK chains, deformers, and surfaces with Maya Hair's dynamic curves

  • Use dynamics effectively to create flexible objects and add secondary effects to enhance your animation

  • Use Maya's built-in noise function to produce powerful effects similar to those used in "The Matrix" trilogy

  • Create a human face from a conceptual sketch using subdivision surfaces

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    1 comment:

    wheatgerm said...

    Must be a fun system