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Learning Maya 6: Maya Unlimited Features [Paperback]

Alias Learning Tools
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8 Jun 2004 Learning Maya 6
Maya Unlimited is the world′s most powerful 3D animation and effects software. Get hands–on experience with the innovative tools and powerful techniques available in Maya Unlimited through project–based lessons. You′ll learn to create Maya Fluid Effects, work with Maya Cloth, create Maya Fur effects and make long hair and dynamic curves.

Learning Maya 6: Unlimited Features is your key to unlocking the power of Maya Unlimited Software. Learn to master Maya Fluid Effects, Maya Cloth, Maya Fur, and the powerful, new Maya Hair feature. Don′t miss out on everything Maya software has to offer. Learn to create and animate a stormy ocean set beneath a cloudy sky. Build fires and create smoke. Add and animate fur and long hair to your characters. Finally, learn to dress your characters realistically by working with cloth.

Learn from helpful theoretical discussions that will aid you in understanding how Maya Unlimited works and take advantage of step–by–step project–based tutorials so you can get to work right away. We′ve also added instructor–led chapter overviews, presented by Alias Certified Instructors, to further demonstrate the concepts covered in the book. Master Maya Unlimited with Learning Maya 6: Unlimited Features.

What you need to use this book:
Familiarity with the Maya User Interface
Maya Unlimited 6.
DVD–ROM drive or set–top player.

Support Files Include:
Tutorial Support files and movies
Instructor–led Chapter Overviews

Product details

  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Dvdr edition (8 Jun 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894893662
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894893664
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 18.4 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,246,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Maya Unlimited is the world′s most powerful 3D animation and effects software. Get hands–on experience with the innovative tools and powerful techniques available in Maya Unlimited through project–based lessons. You′ll learn to create Maya Fluid Effects, work with Maya Cloth, create Maya Fur effects and make long hair and dynamic curves.

Learning Maya 6: Unlimited Features is your key to unlocking the power of Maya Unlimited Software. Learn to master Maya Fluid Effects, Maya Cloth, Maya Fur, and the powerful, new Maya Hair feature. Don′t miss out on everything Maya software has to offer. Learn to create and animate a stormy ocean set beneath a cloudy sky. Build fires and create smoke. Add and animate fur and long hair to your characters. Finally, learn to dress your characters realistically by working with cloth.

Learn from helpful theoretical discussions that will aid you in understanding how Maya Unlimited works and take advantage of step–by–step project–based tutorials so you can get to work right away. We’ve also added instructor–led chapter overviews, presented by Alias Certified Instructors, to further demonstrate the concepts covered in the book. Master Maya Unlimited with Learning Maya 6: Unlimited Features.

What you need to use this book:
Familiarity with the Maya User Interface
Maya Unlimited 6.
DVD–ROM drive or set–top player.

Support Files Include:
Tutorial Support files and movies
Instructor–led Chapter Overviews

About the Author

This official book is written by Alias, the creators of Maya.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Internet is a must when using this book 25 Aug 2010
By AC
I purchased this book in the hope to develop my skills but if you are working on an addition of Maya that is after 6 leave this book well alone, You spend half your time looking for where the features have been relocated to.
The creators of Maya like to keep you on your toes and make pointless changes to the programme. Maya is fantastic for what it does but if you expect to just flick threw this book with the greatest of ease be prepared. I am constantly opening google to try and find an answer to where everything is moved too. If you have maya 6 it's well worth a bash because when the effects are created it's mind blowing but if you are working from a later edition then purchase books for that edition only. On the whole Maya itself is a fantastic programme but be prepared to be very very patient when learning, because jobs that should take 5 minutes end up taking an hour with this particular book. Disappointed
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!... 12 Mar 2005
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although you do require a version of maya unlimited, this book gives you everything you need to know about its features.
Covering the aspects of fluids, cloth, fur and hair which are generally identifed as the hardest and most difficult areas of study in a 3D Application.
Written specifically for Maya 6 Unlimited it will talk you through the aspects on using these features in your projects through a series of tutorials from simple to complex, giving you a broad understanding of the concepts used when applying these techniques.
This book is a great companion to ones education and can also be used as a reference book, its provides insightful information on the issues required and how to do it.
This book does however require you to have some intermediate knowledge of the application as well as lot of patience.
Its an official maya book, and there are few out there that covers how to create cloth, how to do hair and fur as well as advanced fluid effects. Definatly one worth buying!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 11 Jun 2004
By Greg - Published on Amazon.com
This book is fantastic. It's much better than the Maya 5 Unlimited features manual. The DVD alone that accompanies the book is worth it's weight in gold. The video tutorials, led by actual Alias instructors, go over every Unlimited feature other than "Live" on the DVD (this alone has to be worth over $50). This book is definitely worth the price.
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book for refrence 8 Feb 2010
By Nathan Kephart - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was review for me and is excellent for just that. It is a great resource for polishing up your skills and knowledge of Maya6. As well as refreshing functions that you may not use frequently but can be helpful. All in all its a good addition to a Maya library.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful! 30 July 2005
By Francisco Moncayo - Published on Amazon.com
It is a realy helpful tool.

Recomendo este libro para cualquier pincipiante en el campo de los VFX, los temas tratados son de gran ayuda para poder dominar una de las especialidades de Alias Maya, la cual es "Fluid Effects"! Buena invercion!
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