Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015: Autodesk Official Press

By Dariush Derakhshani

Learn Autodesk Maya from an award-winning insider  

Best-selling writer, visible results manager, and technical educator Dariush Derakhshani brings you a newly-updated, step by step advisor to the most well-liked and complicated 3D program out there, Autodesk Maya. Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 contains user-friendly classes, real-world examples, distinctive tutorials, and downloadable undertaking documents that get you modeling and animating your individual electronic versions and scenes correct away.

The e-book begins you with the most recent CG strategies and creation workflows, after which indicates you the way to create a sunlight method to assist get you accustomed to the elemental device set in Maya. From there, the books is helping you:   

  • Learn the Maya consumer interface, together with menus and plug-ins 
  • Build easy animations and 3D photos correct away 
  • Explore polygons, modeling, and NEX tools 
  • Get began with HDRI lighting fixtures, rendering, dynamics, simulations, and effects   

even if you are new to 3D or migrating from one other 3D software, Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 will kick-start your creativity and get you up and operating with Maya.  writer Derakhshani has labored on videos corresponding to The fabulous Four and Pan's Labyrinth, the South Park television sequence, and various advertisements and track videos. 

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For those who imagine you’ve came across a technical errors during this ebook, please stopover at http://sybex. custhelp. com. client suggestions is important to our efforts at Sybex. top regards, Chris Webb affiliate writer, Sybex To mother About the writer Dariush Derakhshani   is a VFX and CG manager and educator in l. a., California. Dariush has been operating in CG for greater than 17 years and educating periods in CG and results construction for with regards to sixteen. he's the best-selling writer of a handful of books, together with the preferred Introducing Maya books. he's additionally co-creator of studying Autodesk Maya: A Video creation, on hand from Wiley. you will find out details in this video sequence and extra at www. koosh3d. com. Dariush all started utilizing the Autodesk® AutoCAD® software program in his structure days after which migrated to utilizing 3D courses whilst his firm’s critical architects had to convey their consumers layout paintings at the desktop. beginning with Alias PowerAnimator model 6, which he encountered while he enrolled within the collage of Southern California movie School’s animation software, and dealing for a short time in Autodesk® 3ds Max® sooner than relocating directly to Maya® jobs, Dariush has been utilizing Autodesk animation software program for the previous 18 years. He obtained an MFA in movie, video, and machine animation in 1997 from USC. Dariush additionally holds a BA in structure and theater from Lehigh college in Pennsylvania and labored at a brand new Jersey structure company earlier than relocating to la for movie college. He has labored on function movies, track movies, and numerous advertisements as a 3D animator and VFX manager, garnering honors from the London foreign ads Awards, the ADDY Awards, the small screen television Awards, and a nomination from the visible results Society Awards. he's bald and has flat toes. Acknowledgments As this ebook  is going into its eleventh variation, i'm delighted that the Introducing Maya ebook is a favourite source for college kids and academics of the Autodesk® Maya® software program. schooling is the root for a cheerful lifestyles, and with that during brain, I’d wish to thank the phenomenal lecturers from whom i've got had the privilege to benefit. you could be mindful what you’ve been taught—or, simply as very important, you could take into account those that have taught you. ■  I additionally are looking to thank my scholars, who've taught me up to they've got realized themselves. Juan Gutierrez, Victor J. Garza, Robert Jauregui, and Peter Gend deserve precise thank you for supporting me entire the versions and photographs for this ebook. because of my colleagues and neighbors at paintings for exhibiting me every thing I’ve realized and making it attention-grabbing to be within the results company. detailed because of HP for its help and conserving me at the innovative of workstations and monitors. ■  because of my editors at Sybex and the people at Autodesk for his or her help and aid and for making this method enjoyable. because of the e-book group for bringing all of it jointly: Mariann Barsolo, Stephanie Barton, Rebecca Anderson, and Kim Wimpsett. My appreciation additionally is going tenfold to technical editor Keith Reicher.

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