Research and Markets: Introducing Maya 2008

DUBLIN, Ireland—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 20, 2007— Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of "Introducing Maya 2008" to their offering.

Learn to build, render, and animate your own digital models and scenes, and begin to develop professional-level Maya skills with Introducing Maya 2008. This new edition of a perennial bestseller is the ideal initiation to 3D and Maya. Starting with the basics, it builds from the ground up, combining straightforward text with practical examples that make it fun and easy to learn Maya's core tools while introducing the latest Maya 2008 features. Follow clear-cut, step-by-step lessons while you learn by doing using a wealth of hands-on files provided on the CD.

Author Info:

Dariush Derakhshani is an award-winning 3D animator, author, and educator. He has worked on movies such as The Fantastic Four and Pan's Labyrinth, the South Park TV series, and numerous commercials and music videos. He teaches Maya and 3D animation and is the author of Introducing 3ds Max 9 and all the Introducing Maya books as well as coauthor of Mastering Maya 8.5 from Sybex.

Topics Covered:

- Introduction to Computer Graphics and 3D.

- The Maya 2008 Interface.

- Your First Maya Animation.

- Modeling with Polygons.

- Modeling with NURBS.

- Further Modeling Topics: Deformers and Subdivision Surfaces.

- Maya Shading and Texturing.

- Introduction to Animation.

- Further Animation Practices.

- Maya Lighting.

- Maya Rendering.

- Maya Dynamics.

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