Learning Maya: The Special Effects Handbook

This spectacular full-color guide takes a brand-new approach to Maya special effects, using characters and effects from the Oscar-winning short film The ChubbChubbs to teach rendering and dynamics. It covers the whole range of special effects topics, including lighting, camera rigging, effects, particles, and rigid bodies. It allows animators to compare effects they create with the effects found in the final film. It is packed with great content from Alias, creators of Maya. The DVD includes instructor-led tutorials on Quicktime video as well as scene files, artist interviews, and Maya Personal Learning Edition .