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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Are you ready to take on the challenge of animating realistic and compelling
characters using the latest version of Maya, the powerful 3D graphics and
modeling software? "Maya 2008 Character Modeling and Animation: Principles and
Practices" shows beginner to intermediate animation students and enthusiasts
how to create professional-quality characters, explaining the full character
animation process from pre-production to final full body and facial animation.
Each chapter begins by exploring the "why" behind the techniques being
presented, followed by step-by-step tutorials to apply your new knowledge.
Following a series of hands-on projects you'll learn how to model, rig, and
animate, building a comprehensive skill-set as you move progressively through
each chapter.You'll learn to master Maya's capabilities on both a technical and
artistic level as you create incredible animated characters full of emotion and