has announced the release of Learning Maya 5 | Foundation. Written and produced by Alias itself, the book was written to bring readers up to speed with the latest changes to Maya, Alias’s flagship 3D graphics and animation software.
Learning Maya 5 | Foundation includes more than 20 project-based lessons, according to Sybex. Each lesson was created to provide hands-on experience with key Maya tools. Readers learn how to model with NURBS and polygons, animated, apply texture mapping, add effects, and render their scenes. A DVD includes Beginning Maya, a 60-minute video and component files.
Learning Maya | Foundation, ISBN 1-894893-34-4, carries a suggested retail price of US$69.99.
If you’re at this week’s SIGGRAPH conference in San Diego, Calif., stop by Alias’s booth, #3015 for Sybex’s books. They’re also in the SIGGRAPH bookstore.