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"Accessible to paintings, engineering, laptop technology, and picture scholars and pros, this article presents a concise, principles-based creation to 3D animation. It emphasizes the method for developing lively tasks in a nonmathematical model. The textual content makes a speciality of tips to perform this method with Autodesk Maya, the top-quality in 3D animation. every one bankruptcy introduces a serious point of the 3D animation Read more...

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As we do this, we build complete models and put textures on them, and animate some of our models. We start with a simple rocket and use a ramp shader to color the hardware particles that make up the rocket exhaust. We create a box of cold cereal and pour the Trix into a bowl to study software particles. Then we turn to the powerful capability of turning a polygon object into a dynamics effect as a way of creating cloth. To illustrate this, we make a Colorado flag flap in the wind—wind made by Maya.

There is a rough correspondence between the value of the Main Menu Selector and the phase of the overall process of building an animated project in Maya. ). It’s time now to introduce a few formal words we will be using. Tools are the basic operations that can be used to craft an animated project in Maya. Maya also has its own database system and we use the word object to refer to any basic data item stored in its database. The properties of objects are called attributes. Not all objects correspond to things that are directly rendered.

Some aspects of MEL are briefly considered. We wrap up by using cloth to animate the movement of water. Chapter 12 looks at some techniques for creating materials and placing them on models. Students create a cow and make it look 2D by using a specialized material provided by Maya. Some graffiti is spray-painted on a brick wall. Next, we make our last visit to the street scene from Chapter 5 to build a daytime horizon and sky, and then render it with what is arguably the better of two raytracing renderers in Maya—mental ray.

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