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Old 25-03-2003, 12:12 AM   #1
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Post HY.. I Need your help..!!!

whats the best book explain MAYA 4.5 and lenguage MEL for beginner ??
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Old 25-03-2003, 09:18 AM   #2
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I've heard alot of good things about the book Maya 4.5 Fundamentals, I think places like Amazon.com stock it, I'm thinking of getting it myself, after mucking around with tutorials and such I'd like to get something concrete like a textbook to learn from too.
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i've got maya 4.0 fundamentals... it good to learn the ui and the basic stuff! but as much as i know it don't really teach you MEL...

what i like is, that it has some tut and in this tuts you learn how to use maya... (most of the tuts are also on the cd as vids)
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Old 25-03-2003, 09:53 AM   #4
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Hi and welcome to SM

Check out this mel book here:

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Mark R. Wilkins
author of MEL Scripting for Maya Animators
www.melscripting.com

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Mark also pops in here ocasionally and is a great guy...so if you need any help regarding the book Im sure he wouldnt mind
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Yup...Kev's right. For learning MEL, Mark's book would be a great start.

Maya fundamentals 4.5 is great for getting started. I have the 4.0 version and learned alot. There are tons of videos going over each step for every chapter which helps quite a bit.

If you want something that goes more into detail into every little thing, the new Maya 4.5 saavy looks good, also.
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I've heard good things about the Mel for Animators book. I think I might get a copy of it myself
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I am a totaly newbie to 3d-progs. and the maya is my first.
i've bought maya fundamentals and it realy helps me alot!

amazon.com got it (thats were i got it form)

sorry for the bad english.. im from norway : )
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