Maya 4 - 30 Proyectos en 3D - Prentice Hall 2002
|Maya is a high-end software package for creating 3D animations. The program is being used for creating Computer Games, animations for the internet, objects for industrial design, special effects and movies - from TV-ads to Hollywood movies like Final Fantasy, The Lord of the Rings or Star Wars. Maya used to be expensive. Recently it became much more affordable. You find a demo version of Maya 3 on the CD of this book. If you have a good internet connection, download the free demo version of Maya. It's available via Alias|Wavefront's website.
Originally published by Addison-Wesley, Germany, the book is now available in several translations.
|The Spanish translation of the book was released by Prentice Hall in summer 2002.
The edition is 180 pages and full colour.
|Click on the back cover to enlarge.
Here you can download a demo chapter from the modeling part of the book: "Hombre Abultado". It covers modeling and rendering a knubbly person using subdivision surfaces and displacement mapping. The pdf file is only half a Megabyte large due to high compression. The graphics in the book are of excellent quality.
|Download a demo chapter
|The CD coming with the book contains all 30 scene files plus a couple of rendered movies, several plug-ins and a demo version of Maya 3. The book is 100% compatible with Maya 4.5 released in late summer 2002. What it obviously doesn't do is cover the new Fluid Dynamic effects of version 4.5. Things for the future ;-)