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Complete Maya Programming: An Extensive Guide to MEL and C++ API (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics) Paperback – 7 Jan 2003

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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 1 edition (7 Jan. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558608354
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558608351
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2.7 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 555,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"David's book is an excellent learning tool and reference for novice and veteran Maya developers alike. Maya developers can become more productive with MEL and the Maya API by applying what they learn from this book." ―Tracy Narine, Maya API Technical Lead, Alias
"David Gould is an expert at using, programming, and teaching Maya, and it shows. People who need to program Maya will find this book essential. Even Maya users who don't intend to do extensive programming should read this book for a better understanding of what's going on under the hood. Compact yet thorough, it covers both MEL and the C++ API, and is written to be informative for both novice and expert programmers. Highly recommended!" ―Larry Gritz, Exluna/NVIDIA, co-author of Advanced RenderMan
"This book should be required reading for all Maya programmers, novice and expert alike. For the novice, it provides a thorough and wonderfully well thought-out hands-on tutorial and introduction to Maya. The book's greatest contribution, however, is that in it David shares his deep understanding of Maya's fundamental concepts and architecture, so that even the expert can learn to more effectively exploit Maya's rich and powerful programming interfaces." ―Philip J. Schneider, Disney Feature Animation, co-author of Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics
"Having provided a technical review of David Gould's Complete Maya Programming, I must say that this book is the definitive text for scripting and plug-in development for Maya. Never before has there been such a concise and clearly written guide to programming for Maya. Any user smart enough to pick up this book would be better off for it." ―Chris Rock, technical director at "a Large Animation Studio in Northern California"
"If you ever wanted to open the Maya toolbox, this is your guide. With clear step-by-step instructions, you will soon be able to customize and improve the application, as well as create your own extensions, either through the MEL scripting language or the full C++ API." ―Christophe Hery, Industrial Light & Magic

About the Author

David A. D. Gould is an award-winning computer graphics artist and programmer with over a decade of distinguished accomplishments that span the globe. Among his diverse credits are technology development for Walt Disney Feature Animation, development of the Entropy renderer at Exluna, and 3D graphics chip design at Nvidia. He also developed Illustrate!, the leading toon and technical illustration renderer. David's filmography includes such films as The Lord of the Rings and King Kong.


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The perfect book for anyone wishing to learn to write good Maya API and/or MEL code.
It provides just the right balance of bug-free (in my experience) example-code and concise explanations - all that I needed to get myself going very quickly indeed.
I owe a lot to David Gould and this book.
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Although the book provides a useful introduction to the Maya API it provides little extra incite than the standard Maya docs. My major criticism however is the index which is woefully inadequate. I often found myself trying to look up an example which I knew I had read somewhere in the text but couldn't remember where. I would have hoped this is where the index would help - it doesn't.
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perfect book for learning maya API, even it was published 13 years ago.
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