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Old 22-06-2008, 02:24 AM   #1
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he, im just starting off really, and need some good tutorial books, and im thinking of getting this

has anyone ever had this book or an autodesk tutorial book and are they any good? (got a long sumer holiday coming up, and want to get some more good ground coverd on this before i start collage)

oh yh dont worrie simply maya moderators im gona start buying some tutorials from here as well, been usuing the free ones to, but would like it alot if you got the dvds up and running :p
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I got the learning Maya 7 foundation book back when it was relevant and found it very useful.

It covered poly and NURBS modelling, texturing, basic character rigging and animation along with a few other bits and bobs all based around an award winning animation... blue robot or something.

I rekon the current version will cover pretty much the same things updated for the latest release of Maya so it'll probably be a good device for learning.

Hope that helps and have fun over the summer,

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Old 22-06-2008, 08:03 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums.
There is a very handy search button up at the top of the page which I would recommend you use next time as there are dozens of threads on books and tutorials specifically

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Those 2 are more recent and should give you a good idea and direction.
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Old 22-06-2008, 01:32 PM   #4
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I totaly Agree with Matt...

I bought The Maya 7 Foundation Book, Modelling and Animation Book and the Special Effects...

I have never looked back, also check out Mike McKinleys books for Character creating and animation for games, its a good read.
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thanks i just orderd the book off amazon, and if it lives up to scatch il get the modeling and animation book as well.
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I have THIS book
it gives an overview of pretty much everything but doesnt give much detail

its a good start
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