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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press (5 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415826594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415826594
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 19 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 212,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book is one of the best resources for students simply because it eliminates the steep learning curve of Maya while cohesively applying the fundamental principles of animation."

--Ron Pucherelli, Animator, PDI DreamWorks

"How to Cheat in Maya 2012 is required reading for my animation classes and is a valuable reference for all animators."

--Cheryl Cabrera, Professor of Character Animation,University of Central Florida

"This book is an invaluable resource, because it focuses almost exclusively on using the animation tools in Maya. One heck of an addition to your animation library!"

--Kyle Mohr, Animator, Pixar Canada

About the Author

Kenny Roy entered the animation industry in 1998 and has animated on feature films, television, commercials and rides, and started his very own animation studio in Los Angeles, CA. Now in its 6th year of operation, Arconyx Animation Studios has worked with clients Nickelodeon to Cartoon Network, Fox to Mattel. Kenny has mentored full time at AnimationMentor.com for 6 years, and also offers in-depth animation video training on his personal website, www.kennyroy.com.


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By A. Moscrop on 16 Dec. 2013
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I have other books which used at uni. This id a good book which explains things well. Am still working through it
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Great Animation Tool 7 Nov. 2014
By Universal - Published on Amazon.com
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This is my fourth year using Maya, and this book has a wealth of information. The video/project tutorials assist in quick references and techniques to navigate the program. You should be mindful how to apply these techniques to your individual projects. All graphics are legible and easy to understand; the character models change with each issue.
Good info, bad Kindle layout 8 Nov. 2014
By Animatrix, artist, reader - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book with lots of helpful info but I bought the Kindle edition to carry with me on my iPad and the formatting SUCKS!!! It is all screwed up. One page will have section 1, then 4, then 3 then 6... makes no sense. Don't you guys check your work? It does have great info but I feel cheated that it's so hard to read.
Exceeds expectations... clear screen shots etc 12 Dec. 2013
By L. Massaar - Published on Amazon.com
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Exceeds expectations... clear screen shots, no disc (as expected) but website downloads (as expected) is far more sensible IMHO.

Revised for Maya 2014 and new features used in exercises. Lot of tips and asides from an authority on animation.

Loving this book. :-)
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Great 18 Oct. 2013
By Edgardo - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent this book have all you need. Anyone can understand the book. You can see video tutorial in their web page.
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Five Stars 18 Sept. 2014
By Wagner Chiro - Published on Amazon.com
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Item is perfect and the shipping was super fast!!!
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