Paperback: 1008 pages
Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (July 1, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.7 x 9.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Outdated content that was obviously cut and pasted from the 2013 edition including errors in depictions of the new mental ray interface, no coverage of the modeling toolkit, and incomplete coverage of render passes. The editing for this book is so poor that it references Introducing Maya 2013 as a preliminary in Chapter 1 (it correctly references 2014 in the introduction). Further, there is absolutely no author support as claimed in the introduction. Don't waste your money on this when there are numerous superior options, many of them free.
man I tell you what, this book started falling apart within a week of using it, even with me properly conditioning the binding. I'm very displeased with this. However, the content of the book is well written and a great reference book too.The other thing I have to say is you could do a better job in getting the owner hooked up with the exercise files. The link in the book is incorrect!! I had to do several internet searches before finding it on the same forwarded site but in a buried location in the shop on the downloads page somewhere. This sucks! The hours I have wasted on this one area is unreal. I'm very computer savvy and this was a job!I would ask my money back but I like the content of the book so well. I'll just keep gluing the mess and next time I will get an electronic version of things from this company.Content 5*Binding -5*Finding Exercise files 1*
Great addition to any maya users library. Highly recommend, a must have book for improving your digital skills on all levels.
He is delighted with it trying to learn a new trade tired of construction. It is winter in Oregon so if you are in construction and you do not work out in the freezing rain you do not eat!
Good helpful book
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