New PDF release: Maya 5 Savvy

By John Kundert-Gibbs, Peter Lee, Dariush Derakhshani, Eric Kunzendorf, Lee, et al Kundert-Gibbs

ISBN-10: 0782142303

ISBN-13: 9780782142303

Savvy—n. useful knowledge. Maya, the most suitable high-end 3D program, is so strong that nobody masters it with out aid. Maya five Savvy—a thorough replace to Maya 4.5 Savvy—is written for the Maya consumer trying to enhance their talents to the subsequent point. working all through this ebook is a very new, cohesive, expertly geared up animation undertaking that teaches particular Maya abilities and, even as, supplies necessary hands-on publicity to the whole animation construction strategy. Staged aid records suggest so that you can commence and finish paintings in this undertaking anyplace you like—which in flip capacity you could learn this ebook conceal to hide or use it as a reference, dipping in anyplace you wish details on or perform with particular modeling, animation, and rendering concepts. in all places you turn,you'll locate specialist recommendation at the most up-to-date Maya good points, time-saving shortcuts, and complicated services. assurance comprises: center Maya: interface briefing, plus making plans, writing, and storyboarding your animation. Modeling: NURBS, polygons and subdivision surfaces, personality modeling. Animation: paths and bones, deformers, binding, Trax, inflexible physique dynamics, MEL scripting, particle animation, expression-driven animation. Output: rendering structure, rendering, shading and texturing, lights, certain gentle results. complicated instruments and strategies: Paint results, ramps and volumes, gentle physique dynamics, Fluid results, Fur, textile. Note:CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics should not incorporated as a part of publication dossier.

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You can easily navigate all scene windows, plus the Hypershade, Hypergraph, and other windows, via the same keyboard and mouse combinations for zooming, tracking, and rotating. ) Because navigating works the same way in all windows, you have to learn only one set of commands to get around in Maya’s world. Moving objects around a Maya scene window is similarly intuitive: select the Move, Scale, or Rotate (or any other) tool, grab a manipulator handle (or the center box, to move on all axes simultaneously), and alter the object.

5 Another quick way to switch between view layouts is to use the Quick Layout buttons. 5) are in the Tool Box (more on the Tool Box later), which is to the left of the Maya workspace. Simply click any of the first six buttons for a different view layout. To change a button, RM click it to display the Saved Layouts pop-up menu and choose from a variety of view layouts. The Quick Layout buttons 9 10 ■ C H A P T E R 1 : T H E M A Y A I N T E R F A C E The appearance of the seventh button, the Panel/Layout button, depends on the view layout you chose from the first six buttons.

You use the left zone to toggle between object and component mode (mimicking the F8 key) and to toggle on and off several masking modes. Although you can use the Hotbox in its default configuration, it is more useful (if a bit more cluttered) when you turn on all menu sets (Modeling, Rendering, and so on). 26. In this configuration, you have access to nearly all of Maya’s tools in one place, and it’s all available at the press of the spacebar. If you are not familiar with using the Hotbox, try forcing yourself to use it for all your menu choices for a couple of hours of work; you may find that you prefer using the Hotbox over the standard menu selection method.

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