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Autodesk Maya 2013 Essentials by Paul Naas

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Introduction

Welcome to Autodesk® Maya® 2013 Essentials. Autodesk® Maya® software is one of many 3D computer graphics (CG) packages available on the market, and while it has many unique features, it shares one trait with every other package out there: it is very powerful and very complex. The goal of this book is to walk you through some of the features of the software and familiarize you with the tools Maya provides and how to use them.

Although nearly every chapter in this book provides a tutorial that covers a particular facet of the software, the goal is not to show you how to do one single procedure. In every case, the intent is to provide you with background and context for the steps you are performing, so that you develop an understanding ...

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