Autodesk Maya 2017 Basics Guide

Author: Kelly Murdock

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570354

Category: Computers

Page: 544

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Written by renowned author and 3D artist, Kelly L. Murdock, Autodesk Maya 2017 Basics Guide is designed to give new users a solid understanding of the fundamental skills needed to create beautiful 3D models and stunning animations with Autodesk Maya. Using clear and easy to follow instructions this book will guide you through learning all the major features of Maya. The text is complemented by video instruction. Each chapter has a corresponding video tutorial that introduces you to the topics and allows you to watch and learn how functions are performed in a way that a text alone cannot do. Autodesk Maya 2017 Basics Guide makes no assumptions about your previous experience with Autodesk Maya. It begins by helping you get comfortable with the user interface and navigating scenes before moving into modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, rendering and more. Additionally, more advanced features such as character rigging, skinning, animating with dynamics and MEL scripting are also introduced. Each chapter begins by examining the concept behind each task, the goal and the necessary features that are involved. Then you go in-depth with the objective of your task as you study examples and learn the steps necessary to complete it. Working your way through the comprehensive, step-by-step lessons, you'll develop the confidence you need to create incredible renderings and animations using Autodesk Maya. Who this book is for This text was created specifically for users with no prior 3D modeling or animation experience. If you want to work in a creative field or are just curious about how 3D animated movies are made this book is the perfect way to get started. Users who are migrating from another 3D application or upgrading from a previous version of Maya will also benefit greatly from this text.
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Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide

Author: Kelly Murdock

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630571121

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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Written by renowned author and 3D artist Kelly L. Murdock Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide is designed to give new users a solid understanding of the fundamental skills needed to create beautiful 3D models and stunning animations with Autodesk Maya. Using clear and easy to follow instructions this book will guide you through learning all the major features of Maya. The text is complemented by video instruction. Each chapter has a corresponding video tutorial that introduces you to the topics and allows you to watch and learn how functions are performed in a way that a text alone cannot do. Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide makes no assumptions about your previous experience with Autodesk Maya. It begins by helping you get comfortable with the user interface and navigating scenes before moving into modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, rendering and more. Additionally, more advanced features such as character rigging, skinning, animating with dynamics and MEL scripting are also introduced. Each chapter begins by examining the concept behind each task, the goal and the necessary features that are involved. Then you go in-depth with the objective of your task as you study examples and learn the steps necessary to complete it. Working your way through the comprehensive, step-by-step lessons, you'll develop the confidence you need to create incredible renderings and animations using Autodesk Maya.
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Maya 6 Revealed

Author: Kelly Murdock

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781592003655

Category: Computers

Page: 451

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An introduction to the latest version of Maya provides detailed coverage of essential product and workflow data and covers such topics as materials and textures, lighting effects, and rendering stills and animation.
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Kelly L. Murdock's Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 Complete Reference Guide

Author: Kelly Murdock

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570338

Category: Computers

Page: 1300

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Kelly L. Murdock's Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 Complete Reference Guide is a popular book among users new to 3ds Max and is used extensively in schools around the globe. The success of this book is found in its simple easy-to-understand explanations coupled with its even easier to follow tutorials. The tutorials are laser focused on a specific topic without any extra material, making it simple to grasp difficult concepts. The book also covers all aspects of the software, making it a valuable reference for users of all levels. The Complete Reference Guide is the ultimate book on 3ds Max, and like Autodesk’s 3D animation software, it just gets better and better with each release. Whether you're new to 3ds Max or an experienced user, you'll find everything you need in this complete resource. The book kicks off with a getting started section, so beginners can jump in and begin working with 3ds Max right away. Experienced 3ds Max users, will appreciate advanced coverage of features like crowd simulation, particle systems, radiosity, MAXScript and more. Over 150 tutorials – complete with before and after files – help users at all levels build real world skills.
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Beginner’s Guide to Create Models With 3ds Max 2018

Author: Ravi Conor,Elizabeth VT

Publisher: Rising Polygon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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The Beginner’s Guide to Create Models With 3ds Max 2018®, 3rd Edition textbook offers a hands-on exercises based strategy for all those digital artists who have just started working on the 3ds Max [no experience needed] and interested in learning modeling in 3ds Max. This brilliant guide takes you step-by-step through the whole process of modeling. From the very first pages, the users of the book will learn how to effectively use 3ds Max for hard-surface modeling. The strength of this textbook that it teaches all of the important concepts in an easy to understand language. As the readers move from hands-on exercise to hands-on exercise, they will be building their own portfolio of high quality artwork. What you need? To complete the examples and hands-on exercises in this textbook, you need 2018 version of Autodesk 3ds Max. What are the main features of the book? The book is written using 3ds Max 2018 in an easy to understand language. Polygon and Spline modeling techniques covered. All modifiers explained. 34 Hands-on exercises and practical tests to hone your skills. Detailed coverage of tools and features. Additional tips, guidance, and advice is provided. Important terms are in bold face so that you never miss them. Support for technical aspect of the book. 3ds Max files and textures used are available for download from the accompanying website. You will also get access to a ePub file that has the color images of the screenshots/diagrams used in this book. These images will help you to understand the hands-on exercises and output. The ePub file is included with the resources. How This Book Is Structured? This book is divided into following units: Unit MI1 - Introduction to 3ds Max - I Understanding workspaces Navigating the workspace Customizing the interface Understanding various UI components Working with the file management commands Setting preferences for 3ds Max Working with viewports Setting preferences for the viewports Creating objects in the scene Selecting objects Using the navigational gizmos Moving, rotating, and scaling objects Getting help Per-view Preferences, Asset Library, and Game Exporter Unit MI2 - Introduction to 3ds Max - II Creating clones and duplicates Understanding hierarchies Working with the Scene and Layer Explorers Understanding the Mirror, Select and Place, and Select and Manipulate tools Working with the Align and Array tools Working with precision and drawing aids Understanding modifiers, and normals Unit MM1 - Working with Geometric Primitives and Architectural Objects Creating and modifying Standard Primitives Creating and modifying Extended Primitives Working with the Architectural objects Setting the project folder Using the Align and Mirror tools Creating clones Using Scene Explorer Creating a group Setting grid spacings Using the Transform Type-In dialog Using the Array dialog Specifying the units for the scene Unit MM2: Working with Polygons Working with the polygon modeling tools Using the polygon modeling techniques Selecting polygon sub-object Transforming sub-objects Soft selecting sub-objects Unit MM3: Graphite Modeling Tools Working with the Graphite Modeling Tools Selecting sub-objects Creating models using the tools available in the Ribbon Unit MM4: Working with Shapes Generate planar and 3d surfaces Paths and shapes for the loft components Generate extrusions Generate revolved surfaces Define motion path for animations Unit MM5: Modifiers Using modifiers Stack display Object-space modifiers vs World-space modifiers How transform affects modifiers Unit MB: Bonus Hands-on Exercises
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Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Covering Android 7

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484222687

Category: Computers

Page: 484

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Get your first Android apps up and running with the help of plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. Android Apps for Absolute Beginners cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android app development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. This book teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development. It provides clean, straightforward examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss. It offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible Although this book covers what's new in Android 7, it is also backwards compatible to cover some of the previous Android releases. What You'll Learn Download, install, and configure the latest software needed for Android app development Work efficiently using an integrated development environment (IDE) Build useful, attractive applications and get them working immediately Create apps with ease using XML markup and drag-and-drop graphical layout editors Use new media and graphics to skin your app so that it has maximum appeal Create advanced apps combining XML, Java and new media content Who This Book Is For If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don’t need to have any previous computer programming skills — as long as you have a desire to learn and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits.
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State of the Art in Digital Media and Applications

Author: Rae Earnshaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319614096

Category: Computers

Page: 86

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This book presents the user-facing aspects of digital media, from the web and computer games, to mobile technologies and social media, and demonstrates how these are continuously growing and developing. The convergence of IT, telecommunications, and media is bringing about a revolution in the way information is collected, stored, accessed and distributed. Rae Earnshaw's book explores the principal factors driving this and the ways in which social and cultural contexts are affected by media content. This is Professor Earnshaw's fourth book in a series that focuses on digital media and creativity, and through the use of Case Studies; the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of digital media are examined. Readers are informed about how the user as content creator, publisher and broadcaster is changing the traditional roles of news media, publishers and entertainment corporations. Topics such as the evolution of digital imaging and the phenomenon of social media are discussed in relation to this. Professor Earnshaw also demonstrates how changes in technology produce shifts in the ways that consumers utilize it, in an increasing variety of application domains such as e-books, digital cameras, Facebook and Twitter. State of the Art in Digital Media and Applications will be invaluable for readers that want a comprehensive look at how emerging digital media technologies are being used, and how they are transforming how we create, consume, exchange and manipulate media content.
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Essential Skills for 3D Modeling, Rendering, and Animation

Author: Nicholas Bernhardt Zeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482224127

Category: Computers

Page: 270

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The Key to Fully Understanding the Basics of a 3D World Prominently used in games, movies, and on television, 3D graphics are tools of creation used to enhance how material and light come together to manipulate objects in 3D space. A game-changer written for the non-technical mind, Essential Skills for 3D Modeling, Rendering, and Animation examines the complexities of 3D computer-generated art, and outlines the basics of how things work and are used in 3D. This text describes the three cornerstones of 3D—modeling, rendering, and animation; focuses on common elements; and provides a full understanding of the foundational concepts involved. Detailing the skills and knowledge needed to become an accomplished 3D artist, it includes step-by-step instruction with ample examples, and allows absolute beginners to move at their own pace. Master Anything You Are Tasked to Model The author incorporates historical information—presenting a contextual understanding of the various techniques and methodologies in their historical place. Each chapter builds on the fundamentals of 3D computer graphics and augments skills based on the concepts, enabling the student to learn both theory and application simultaneously. The book highlights two basic geometry types, polygons and NURBS surfaces, showing the student basic modeling techniques with both. While more techniques are available, an artist can cover any model by grasping these basic techniques. Supplies examples that are specifically taken from Autodesk Maya Contains exercises that are meant to be used in conjunction with the training videos on the website Includes a documented history of computer graphics Essential Skills for 3D Modeling, Rendering, and Animation offers a fundamental understanding of the mechanics of 3D graphics to modelers, animators, texture artists, render artists, game developers, and production artists, as well as educators teaching an undergrad or tech course in 3D animation.
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Reel Success

Creating Demo Reels and Animation Portfolios

Author: Cheryl Cabrera

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9780240821023

Category: Art

Page: 187

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Are you an animator looking to get your foot in the door to the top studios? It's tough if you don't have a demo reel and portfolio that reflects your unique style and incredible talents. The reception of that reel will make or break you; so it's no wonder that creating a demo reel can be such a daunting task. Reel Success by Cheryl Cabrera can help. This book guides you into putting the right content into your portfolio, how to cater to the right audience, and how to harness the power of social media and network effectively. Accompanied by case studies of actual students' demo reels, this book teaches how to develop a critical eye toward effective and ineffective demo reels. Looking to get your foot in the door? Break it down with Reel Success. Presenting the best practices for beginner and intermediate animators who are looking to get their foot in the door as well as for professional artists and animators looking to expand their portfolio and remain competitive in a competitive market. Develop a general demo reel and a specialization reel with ease, featuring techniques for Concept, Story, Layout, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation, Effects Lighting reels. Learn from actual student experiences, professional animator's techniques and recruiter insight with interview from today's leading animation studios!
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