Maya 4.5 Fundamentals
||Author: Jim Lammers, Lee Gooding|
List Price: $45.00
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Publisher: New Riders (14 January, 2003)
Sales Rank: 41,548
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Best intro Maya book I know of
I was much impressed with the quantity of positive reviews for this book on Amazon. I bought this book about 9 months ago, and it was worth every penny. Probably the best software-oriented book I've ever read. The CD tutorials are helpful, the writing style is lucid, and it really shows you a TON of stuff about Maya. The one drawback is that there's no Subdivision Surfaces section, but the Smooth Proxy section is fairly close to what you'd be doing with Sub-D's, so don't worry about it.
This book is simply excellent. I'd highly recommend it.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great book. With video clips tutorilas too, wow!!!!!
This book come with a cd in which you can find all chapter in window media video files,is like the instructor is rigth there with you teching a lesson to you,great simple idea,the video clips are for each chapter of the book,so what I do is complete a chapter,then I play the video and BINGO,very good book to help anyone with zero experience or someone with some experience in 3d software,I never use a 3D software before,now I can said,I LOVE THIS BOOK,and Maya is not hard to learn,compared with other
Thanks Mister Lammer and company.
All the tutorials are easy to fallow
Even for me,with a english as a second lenguage,ji ji..
Rating: 3 out of 5
Great for someone with absolutely no experience at all
I used this book in my first Maya modeling class. I believe that the book is good because it takes you step by step on very basic concepts. On the other hand, the CD files for modeling polygons is weak, not well explained. The approach is pretty general for the topics discussed. I should say that the book is good to have an overview of the software and some of the tools, but not to have a strong base to start building advanced skills.
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