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Maya 6 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Adrian Dimond, Danny Riddell

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Chapter i. Introduction

Welcome to Maya 6 for Windows & Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide.

Alias Maya is the high-end 3D program that has brought to life many of the three-dimensional people, animals, plants, cars, and machines you see in film, videos, and games. Whether you want to create pod races, realistic anatomy, or scenes with an artistic flair, Maya can help you achieve the desired look and feel. Maya’s only restriction is your imagination; if you can think it up, you can create it in Maya, with precise control over the final imagery (Figure i.1).

This voracious prehistoric lizard is just one of the myriad creatures you can bring to life in Maya.

Figure i.1. This voracious prehistoric lizard is just one of the myriad creatures you can bring ...

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