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Learning Autodesk Maya 2010: Foundation by Autodesk Maya Press

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Lesson 06

The Dependency Graph

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In the first five lessons of this book, you encountered many nodes that helped you animate and render your scene. You were introduced to Input nodes, Hierarchy nodes, shading networks, and Texture nodes. These nodes, among others, represent key elements within Autodesk® Maya® software—each node contains important attributes that help you define and animate your scenes.

In this lesson, you are going to explore nodes, attributes, and connections by animating objects at various levels. You will explore how attributes are connected by Maya software and how you can connect them yourself. You will also learn how to distinguish ...

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