The Maya 4.5 Handbook (with CD-ROM)
||Author: Adam Watkins|
List Price: $49.95
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Publisher: Charles River Media (31 December, 2002)
Sales Rank: 153,713
Average Customer Rating: 2 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Learning Maya is Tough... But this book helps
I am a graphic designer/video editor wannabe and I am was looking to add 3D to my Demo Reels and Skillsets. Maya was the program I turned to. Since i don't have four years and $120K to get educated in this program, I'm turning to tutorial books. This was the first book I turned to and thank god! If your trying to scratch the surface of Maya then look no further. The first step is always the hardest, but this book makes it that much easier. It covers the basics of Modeling, Animation, Texturing and Lighting but most of the book focuses on NURBS modeling (a type of surface in 3D). Buy this book if your a beginner.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Good but some flaws
Just started with Maya, and been collecting books.
This is one is good except for a few flaws. In the tutorials there are errors in numbering or explanation of tecniques or tools to use which can be confusing for new users. It is something that is fairly easily overcome but never the less still should have been caught in the editing of the book.
Buy Maya Fundamentals 4.5 by Jim Lammers and Lee gooding instead
Much better book and every tutorial from the book is included on the CD-ROM that comes with the book. Makes it worth the price of the book alone
· Maya Character Animation
· Exploring Maya 4: 30 Studies in 3D
· Maya 4.5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide
· Maya 4.5 Fundamentals
· MEL Scripting for Maya Animators