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Learning Autodesk Maya 2013: A Video Introduction

ISBN: 978-1-118-46597-4
November 2012
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The perfect resource for 3D animation professionals and students

Learning how to use Autodesk's industry-leading Maya 3D animation and effects software just got a little easier, thanks to Learning Autodesk Maya 2013: A Video Introduction DVD. Competitively priced and professionally produced, it features eight hours of expert, step-by-step instruction from award-winning visual effects supervisor and author, Dariush Derahkshani. Immerse yourself in the dozens of high-definition video lessons and examples (1280x720, with optional full-screen mode) and practice as you go with downloadable files.

This unique video training software provides custom bookmarking, an intuitive interface for easy navigation, and professional examples. You can progress at your own pace, from any place - lessons are viewable on everything from laptops and PCs to smartphones and iPad and Android tablets. And, as an added bonus you get access to a streaming version of the videos that you can view from any computer with internet access.

  • Shows beginners or professionals how to use or enhance their use of Autodesk Maya 2013
  • Features eight hours of video instruction viewable on tablets, smartphones, and computers
  • Gets you up to speed on Maya's core features and functions and includes hands-on exercises with downloadable files, so you put your new skills to use right away
  • Teaches polygonal modeling, shading and texturing, keyframe and inverse-kinematic animation, and modeling with NURBS, subdivisions, and deformers
  • Also covers light, rendering, and effects

Professionals and beginners alike who seek value-priced, short-course training on Maya will want Learning Autodesk Maya 2013: A Video Introduction DVD.

System Requirements:

  • Display resolution of 1024x768 or higher
  • Pentium 4, 2.6GHz or higher, or Apple Mac G5
  • 512MB RAM


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Hello!

Chapter 2: Introducing Maya

Chapter 3: Polygonal Modeling

Chapter 4: Subdivision Surface Modeling

Chapter 5: NURBS Modeling

Chapter 6: Basic Maya Shading

Chapter 7: Basic Maya Lighting

Chapter 8: Basic Maya Rendering

Chapter 9: Basic Animation

Chapter 10: Mental Ray Shading and Lighting

Chapter 11: Indirect Lighting with mental ray


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Author Information

Dariush Derakhshani is an award-winning visual effects supervisor and author who has worked on The Fantastic Four, Pan's Labyrinth, the South Park TV series, and more. Ellery Connell is a professional artist, 3D designer and modeler, and animator. Clients have included CBS, Simon & Schuster, and Star Trek Magazine. video2brain has been helping people upgrade their skills with world-class video training for over 10 years.

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Press Release

September 20, 2012
Learning Maya

Authors Dariush Derakhshani and Ellery Connell introduce you to the topics that are covered during the eight hours of video training on this DVD.

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