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by Eric Hanson

eBook Maya 5 Killer Tips download ISBN: 0735713731
Author: Eric Hanson
Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (December 1, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 208
ePub: 1960 kb
Fb2: 1964 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Technologies
Subcategory: Graphics and Design

Reading through Maya 6: Killer Tips actually made me feel some enthusiasm for attempting once again to conquer the Maya beast

Reading through Maya 6: Killer Tips actually made me feel some enthusiasm for attempting once again to conquer the Maya beast.

Maya 5 Killer Tips book. Aims to reveal Maya techniques and shortcuts employed to create visual.

In Maya 5 Killer Tips, effects wizard Eric Hanson lets the genie out of the bottle, revealing all of the Maya tricks, techniques, and shortcuts he's employed to create visual marvels for films like The Day After Tomorrow, Cast Away, Fifth Element, and more. By focusing on concise tips, informative nuggets, and seasoned productivity secrets that are rarely found in other volumes, this book takes you straight to the heart of the matter: the productivity enhancers that you usually only acquire after working with a program in an intensive professional environment.

In Maya 5 Killer Tips, effects wizard Eric Hanson lets the genie out of the bottle, revealing all of the Maya tricks . Corporate, Academic, and Employee Purchases. Other Things You Might Like.

COW Library : Autodesk Maya : Joaquin Gil : MAYA 5 KILLER TIPS by Eric Hanson. The book is well conceived and better executed. Since it consists of short-short tips, most of which barely fill a page, each has been give a clear, even motivational illustration. Great artists, the writers have contributed their screen captures and renders as said illustrations and the effect could not be better, as we receive the added bonus of their imagery along with their examples.

We're all drawn to little sidebar tips because we know that's where the really amazing, really fun, really useful stuff is found. There's only one problem. There's never enough of them

Ready to learn from a seasoned visual effects veteran? Then sit down and pay attention! In Maya 5 Killer Tips, effects wizard Eric Hanson lets the genie out of the bottle, revealing all of the Maya tricks, techniques, and shortcuts he's employed to create visual marvels for films like The Day After Tomorrow, Cast Away, Fifth Element, and more. By focusing on concise tips, informative nuggets, and seasoned productivity secrets that are rarely found in other volumes, this book takes you straight to the heart of the matter: the productivity enhancers that you usually only acquire after working with a program in an intensive professional environment. In this case, Eric reveals many of these road-tested Maya secrets: efficient modeling with NURBS and polygons; creating rich rendering results with shader networks; conveying professional camera techniques; using particle systems, dynamics; and more. Along the way he explores Maya 5's new features as well, including improved rendering and character setup options.

Comments: (7)
Qucid
This book is great for unleashing new ideas on how to use Maya. Great at showing easier ways to accomplish common task. Best all around book ever on Maya with a catch. These are tips only, without detailed explanations. But that's okay, because once you can look online or in reference manuals for more details on the tools. This book is must for any Maya artist. One other negative is there is no CD. It was frustrating when you wanted to see for yourself how the steps were all put together.
Wnex
Came on time and was needed for an old class.
Samugul
Couldn't resist purchasing this for a friend who uses Maya software. She uses it in school and the book was very helpful for her.
Rolorel
This book has something for everyone. As an animation supervisor I was of course particularly interested in the sections on Character Animation and Rigging, but I was able to glean good information from the books other sections as well. Its written in a clear, concise (and sometimes witty) manner, and the book walks you through each tip and trick in a economical but thorough way. The great thing about this book IMHO is that because of its approach to each problem, it is able to fit a *lot* of different tips between the covers of its relatively slim profile. This makes it an ideal companion to larger, more pedestrian tomes on Maya, while keeping one step ahead with its insightful and often invaluable professional instruction. I recommend it for both the novice and seasoned user alike.
Ygglune
Book Review "Maya 5 Killer Tips!" BY WEYERT DE BOER
In most books you can find little boxes with Tips and Truces, in my opinion it is the most interesting subtexts available in books.
This "Killer Tips!" (An idea of Scott Kelly) series consists of a little book with around 180-200pages with wide collection of useful tips. "Maya 5 Killer Tips!" includes tips and trucks for Alias|Wavefront Maya 5. The book is written by Eric Hanson visual effects artist worked on movies like Spider-Man, Hollow Man and Fantasia 2000.
The book consists of several chapters who are:
1. Deciphering the Hieroglyphics;
2. Taming the Beast;
3. The Glamorous World Of Modelling;
4. Embracing the Revolution;
5. Rags to Rendering
6. From Home Movies to Hollywood;
7. Building Character (Animation That is)
8. Dangerous Effects Animation;
9. Getting Under the Hood;
10. Real World Production Methods
Maya 5 Killer Tips! Is a great book of resources to enhance and pepper up your knowledge about Alias|Wavefront Maya in general, a book from the beginner and the experts.The book includes tips and trucks you might never have found, if you had to find it yourself. It's a great resource for saving time when working with Maya 5. Especially the tips about (speeding) rendering and modelling were of big value for me.
This book should be on every desk who is serious Maya 5 user. The Killer Tips! Editions for other 3d applications are also in the works for example Lightwave Killer Tips!
Amerikan_Volga
***Most tips in this book are OK, but not by any means 'killer'.

I found some great tips, but I also found lots of common sense and not so useful advices - wondering why were they called 'tips' after all.

***The guy is funny and the reading is really entertaining,... but is that really what people should expect from a collection of 'killer tips'?

***I think the book could be more efficient, and less `blah blah blah ha ha ha wasn't this funny?' would help with that.

***It would be nice if the author would cut to the chase and in LESS words and MORE advices (tips), make this book a real killer, and a real must-have on the shelf of any Maya artist.

***Last, but not least, this book can actually be of great help to some...:)
Coirad
This little book is a worth while addition to any Maya users desktop library. It contains a collection of tips that might take hours upon hours of probing the tool set to discover. Some of the tips included in the book could save a great deal of time as well as ease the headaches associated with the everyday use of a tool as complex as Maya. I have no problems recommending this book to both beginner and experienced Maya users alike.
I've been working in computer graphics for about eighteen years and Maya for the last two. I've always read books about CG very reluctantly. Even the most entertaining among them I've found to be a chore. But I have actually been surprised by my inability to put this book down. The information is very valuable and powerful. And the way the information is presented - in short, comprehensive, digestible nuggets - is perfect for creatives like me that have the attention span of a flea.