Maya Visual Effects the Innovator's Guide

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Create innovative CG solutions with Maya and this creative guide Professional Maya artists have to think on their feet. It's nothing for them to receive just vague sketches or incomplete ideas of what the studio wants and have to come up with something brilliant. If you're an intermediate to advanced Maya user, Maya Visual Effects: The Innovator's Guide, Second Edition is what you need to meet the challenge. Professional Maya artist Eric Keller offers inspired solutions and hands-on projects, as well as numerous practical shortcuts and deadlines, so you learn to produce innovative CG assets from scratch, using Maya, on a deadline. * Shows intermediate to advanced Maya users new solutions, workarounds, and shortcuts for creating Maya visual effects on deadline * Gives readers plenty of hands-on projects, so they come up with solutions that they can add to their Maya toolsets * Offers workable ideas that can be applied, no matter which version of Maya software is being used * Presents projects in an engaging style, with pages of full-color imagery to illustrate concepts Create amazing effects with the creative insights and fresh advice in this new edition of Maya Visual Effects: The Innovator's Guide.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 1,065.94g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • colour illustrations,strationsstrations
  • 1118441605
  • 9781118441602
  • 631,712

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Learn smart ways to make inspiration happen When a director tells you to produce that next great visual effect, your job may depend on knowing fast, creative ways to get things done in Autodesk Maya. The new edition of this full-color guide is what you need to get more out of Maya and boost your professional creativity at the same time. As you work through a series of challenging projects, you'll not only discover inspired solutions and helpful shortcuts, you'll also gain valuable studio smarts from professional CG artist and author Eric Keller. The book also features mini lessons in MEL scripting from veteran Maya wizard Max Dayan to help you automate the setup of complex effects rigs. Written for Maya versions 2012, 2013, and 2014, this guide provides expertise to all Maya users wishing to up their game. Propel a rocket through the air using Maya Fluids Orchestrate a beautiful flowering cherry tree with nParticle collisions Choreograph a dynamic school of fish with a custom-built flocking simulator Use Paint Effects to create bursts of electric energy shooting sci-fi style through a cave Grow a beard of bees on a character's face using nCloth and nParticles Use Maya's nHair to create a swimming jellyfish with stinging tentacles Rig Medusa's snakey hair to react dynamically to flying bats Use MEL scripting to create an animation rig for a magic stone path Melt a highly detailed gun model using nCloth

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About Eric Keller

Eric Keller has been a professional visual effects artist since 1998, creating animations for feature films, commercials, motion graphics, and scientific visualizations. He also teaches at the world-renowned Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. Eric has created animations and effects for Disney, Warner Brothers, ESPN, Harvard Medical School, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and CBS. He is the author of Mastering Autodesk Maya 2009 and 2011, the first edition of Maya Visual Effects, and three editions of Introducing ZBrush, all from Sybex.

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