Paperback: 624 pages
Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (July 27, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
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Great guide to Autodesk Maya! My only thought - a Glossary in back would be very handy. I'm new to 3D work, and would've liked a "quick reference" to the many unfamiliar terms and expressions.
Initially when this book came out, there were no project files on the book's website, which was very confusing.Following the instructions step by step is tedious and having to continually go between book and project makes for slow going.No coverage of important issues like linear color workflow.A lot of emphasis on tedious, labor-intensive polygonal modeling.It has coverage of pretty much every major topic of CG, though, so when supplemented with further resources, it's helpful.
This book is the one for getting underway with learning Maya. This one will lead you to the more complete and thorough book Mastering Autodesk Mays 2016.
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