By Paul Naas

The best booklet on getting began with Maya 2014
Whether you're simply starting, or migrating from one other 3D program, this step by step advisor is what you want to get a great operating wisdom of Autodesk Maya 2014. fantastically illustrated with full-color examples and screenshots, Autodesk Maya 2014 necessities explains the fundamentals of Maya in addition to modeling, texturing, animating, atmosphere a scene, and developing visible results. You'll soak up very important ideas and strategies, and tips on how to with a bit of luck use Maya instruments the best way pros do.
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You can find basic information about a tool or detailed tutorials to help you master a technique. The Help files are organized and searchable via the table of contents or the index. 20. F ig u r e 1 . 2 0 Maya Help files 13 14 Chapter 1 • Understanding the Maya Inter f ace Area Website Autodesk has an online community website called Area where you can browse the topics being discussed or post a question. 21. In addition, tutorials, free downloads, and more are available to inspire you and help you get up to speed.

F ig u r e 3 . 8 Reference images moved 41 42 Chapter 3 • Modeling with Polygons, Part 1 Starting with a Cube You’re going to start your model with a polygon cube and use a technique called box modeling to build your character. Here are the steps: 1. Choose Create a Polygon Primitives a Cube a Option Box. 2. 9: F ig u r e 3 . 2 II Width Divisions and Height Divisions: 4 II Depth Divisions: 3 I You’re starting with a cube because it’s the easiest shape to work with initially. It also requires the least geometry to create.

It’s up to you. I’d strongly recommend these settings if you’re brand new to Maya, though. They make things much easier to see and make it much harder to make unintended mistakes: Background In the Preferences window, select Display on the left side, and then scroll down to the View section on the right. Find Background Gradient, and set it to Off. This gives you a medium-gray background rather than the default gradient—much easier to see what you’re doing, in my opinion. Polygon Selection Again in the Preferences window, select the Selection subcategory under the Settings category, and then scroll down to the Polygon Selection section on the right side.

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