Produce mind-blowing visual effects with Autodesk Maya. Gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to recreate phenomena critical to visual effects work, including fire, water, smoke, explosions, and destruction, as well as their integration with real-world film and video.
In Creating Visual Effects in Maya, Maya master Lee Lanier has combined the latest studio techniques with multi-chapter, hands-on projects and professionally-vetted workflows to bolster your CG toolkit. Engaging, full-color tutorials cover:
The companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/lanier) features a treasure trove of Maya, MatchMover, After Effects, and Nuke project files, image sequences, texture bitmaps, and MEL, Python, and PyMEL scripts, allowing you to immediately apply the techniques taught in the book.
"Lee Lanier is a fantastic artist and teacher. These techniques for creating destruction using simulations are a critical part of the VFX workflow and should be in every artist's toolbox!" -- Rob Garrott, Content Manager, Video Segment, lynda.com
"Wow! What an exceptional book full of meticulously organised information. Lee Lanier is obviously not only a very talented Visual Effects artist but also a very intuative tutor." -- Wendy Laybourn, Network Nine
Paint Effects; Fur and Hair; Particles and nParticles; Cloth and nCloth; Soft and Rigid Bodies; Fluid Dynamics; Ponds and Oceans; Motion Tracking; Expressions and Scripting; Render Passes;