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By John Kundert-Gibbs, Peter Lee

Maya is famed for its intuitive interface, and but this high-end 3D program is so strong that not anyone masters it with no aid. Maya 4.5 Savvy is an replace to the winning getting to know Maya three and offers exactly the assist you have to take your abilities to the following point, despite your box and what kind of or little you realize. Maya 4.5 Savvy is the 1st of Sybex's licensed, Alias|Wavefront authorized titles.Read this booklet hide to hide or use it as a reference, dipping in at any place you would like info on particular modeling, animation, and rendering instruments or projects. in every single place you switch, you will find professional recommendation at the newest Maya good points, time-saving shortcuts, and complex recommendations, in addition to palms On tutorials that provide the perform you want to in achieving effects valuable of the true global. insurance includes:Maya basics: interface fundamentals, workflow development ideas, positive aspects new to 4.5. Modeling: modeling fundamentals, NURBS, polygons and subdivision surfaces, Artisan recommendations, natural modeling.Animation: paths and bones, deformers, binding, the Trax Editor, inflexible physique dynamics. Rendering: rendering fundamentals, shading and texturing, lights, particular mild results. complicated instruments and strategies: Paint results, MEL scripting, particle fundamentals, particle rendering, particle expressions, ramps and volumes, smooth physique dynamics, Fluid results.

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26: The results of selecting the Show All option in the hotbox In this configuration, you have access to nearly all of Maya's tools in one place, and it's all available at the press of the space bar. If you are not familiar with using the hotbox, try forcing yourself to use it for all your menu choices for a couple of hours of work; you'll likely find that you soon prefer using the hotbox over the standard menu selection method. Menus Although we have discussed menu sets on and off throughout this chapter, let's take a moment to look at how Maya's menus are organized.

To be able to see our ship when we render it, we'll next need to add some lights to the scene. fr@m Team LiB fr@m Team LiB Lighting the Scene To light this scene, we'll add four lights: one ambient light to shade the whole scene and three spotlights. This lighting setup will give the scene a night-time quality, which is a bit more fun than one big light for the sun. Additionally, we'll make two of the lights "track" (or aim toward) the ship at all times. Follow these steps: 1. First, let's create our ambient light.

2. To the left of the Hypershade is the Create Bar panel. ) To create a new material, click the button at the top of the panel and choose Create Materials. Simply click the Phong material, and a new material will appear in the window on the right called the Hypershade panel. 14. 14: Creating a new material for the cockpit 3. To assign this new material to the cockpit, just MM drag the material ball onto the cockpit in the scene window. Because the Phong material is still gray, you won't see much difference yet.

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