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Advanced Maya texturing and lighting

Author: Lee Lanier
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Technology Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Learn the secrets of professional animators and achieve amazing results with the detailed instruction you'll find in this new edition of Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting. Written by industry veteran Lee Lanier, whose texturing and lighting has been featured in such films as Mortal Kombat, Antz, and Shrek, this in-depth book focuses on advanced techniques used in real-world production environments." "You'll find  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Lanier
ISBN: 9780470292730 0470292733
OCLC Number: 226984745
Notes: Includes index.
CD contains "a bonus chapter, sample scenes, shading networks, QuickTime movies, and texture bitmaps ... to help you prefect your knowledge."--Page xviii.
Description: xix, 475 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Understanding lighting, color, and composition --
Applying the correct Maya light type --
Creating high-quality shadows --
Applying the correct material and 2D texture --
Applying 3D textures and projections --
Creating custom connections and applying color utilities --
Automating a scene with sampler nodes --
Harnessing the power of math utilities --
Improving textures through custom UVs, maps, and sliders --
Prepping for successful renders --
Raytracing with Maya software and mental ray --
Working with global illumination, final gather, and mental ray shaders --
Texturing and lighting with advanced techniques.
Responsibility: Lee Lanier.
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If you already understand the basics of Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software, you'll be ready to move on to the sophisticated topics in this updated edition of Advanced Maya  Read more...

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