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By Dariush Derakhshani

Learn Autodesk Maya from an award-winning insider  

Best-selling writer, visible results manager, and technical educator Dariush Derakhshani brings you a newly-updated, step by step consultant to the most well-liked and complicated 3D software out there, Autodesk Maya. Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 comprises user-friendly classes, real-world examples, targeted tutorials, and downloadable venture records that get you modeling and animating your personal electronic versions and scenes correct away.

The e-book begins you with the newest CG ideas and construction workflows, after which indicates you ways to create a sun approach to aid get you accustomed to the elemental instrument set in Maya. From there, the books is helping you:   

  • Learn the Maya consumer interface, together with menus and plug-ins 
  • Build easy animations and 3D photographs correct away 
  • Explore polygons, modeling, and NEX tools 
  • Get begun with HDRI lights, rendering, dynamics, simulations, and effects   

no matter if you are new to 3D or migrating from one other 3D program, Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 will kick-start your creativity and get you up and working with Maya.  writer Derakhshani has labored on video clips akin to The brilliant Four and Pan's Labyrinth, the South Park television sequence, and diverse advertisements and tune videos. 

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Five (left) indicates the profile curve for a wine glass. The curve is then revolved round the Y-axis an entire 360 levels to create the wine glass. Figure 5. five (right) is the full revolved floor with the profile revolved round the Y-axis. To create a revolved floor, draw and choose your profile curve after which select Surfaces ➔ Revolve. A revolved floor comes in handy for growing gadgets resembling bottles, furnishings legs, and baseball bats— something that's symmetrical round an axis. Extruded floor An extruded floor makes use of curves: a profile curve and a course curve. First you draw the profile curve to create the profile form of the specified floor. you then sweep the curve from one finish of the trail curve to its different finish, developing spans of a floor alongside its commute. the better the CV expect every one curve, the extra aspect the outside may have. An extruded floor may also take the profile curve and easily stretch it to a certain distance instantly alongside one course or axis, removing the profile curve. Figure 5. 6 exhibits the profile and course curves, and Figure 5. 7 indicates the ensuing floor after the profile is extruded alongside the trail. Figure 5. five A profile curve is drawn within the define of a wine glass within the Y-axis (left photo) and the revolved floor (right image). 148  ■   bankruptcy five: Modeling with NURBS Surfaces and Deformers Figure 5. 6 The profile curve is drawn within the form of an I, and the trail curve comes up and bends towards the digital camera. Figure 5. 7 After extrusion, the skin turns into an inclination I-beam. NURBS for natural Curves  ■   149 To create an extruded floor, stick with those steps: 1. Draw either curves. 2. pick out the profile curve. three. Shift+click the trail curve. four. opt for Surfaces ➔ Extrude. An extruded floor is used to make goods equivalent to winding tunnels, coiled backyard hoses, springs, and curtains. Planar floor A planar floor makes use of one completely flat curve to make a two-dimensional cap within the form of that curve. You do that via laying down a NURBS airplane (a flat, sq. NURBS primitive) and carving out the form of the curve like a cookie cutter. The ensuing floor is a superbly flat, cutout form. To create a planar floor, draw and choose the curve after which decide upon Surfaces ➔ Planar. you can even use a number of curves inside one another to create a planar floor with holes in it. an easy planar floor is proven at the left facet of Figure 5. eight. while a moment curve is further contained in the unique curve and either are chosen, the planar floor is created with a gap. at the correct part is the outcome while the outer curve is chosen first after which the internal curve is chosen earlier than settling on Surfaces ➔ Planar. Figure 5. eight A planar floor in keeping with a unmarried curve (left); a planar floor according to a curve inside a curve to create the cutout (right) 150  ■   bankruptcy five: Modeling with NURBS Surfaces and Deformers A planar floor is superb for flat lettering, for items of a marionette doll or paper cutout, or for capping the ends of a hole extrusion. It’s frequently top to create the planar floor as a polygon mesh, a method you’ll see later during this bankruptcy within the “Using NURBS Surfacing to Create Polygons” part.

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