The unique format of this book/DVD package - Sams Teach Yourself Maya in 24 Hours - stands out in that it gives artists the chance to get fully up and running on Maya in just 24 hours. Kenny Roy provides the necessary tools to get started in the shortest amount of time possible: step by step tutorials, quizzes and exercises.This book and DVD package takes novices through all of the paces of Maya, in a textbook fashion, with quizzes, helpful tips, and things to avoid. The DVD includes 3+ hours of video tutorials that correspond with the chapters, exclusive video tutorials just for the book!
Kenny Roy has animated TV, feature films, commercials, and games since 1998. His most notable credits are Scooby Doo 2, Garfield, and King Kong. In 2007, Kenny founded Arconyx Animation Studios, a boutique studio in Los Angeles, which works with clients like Mattel, Disney, Nickelodeon, FOX, and SyFy. Kenny mentors full-time at AnimationMentor.com and offers online animation training at KennyRoy.com. Kenny has his own website, KennyRoy.Com, with subscribers that follow his lectures and his blog (updated daily with industry news and spectacles), as well as an online social presence in the Facebook community, with 652 followers on Twitter, and a Linked In Page. Kennys live webcasts have had 2500+ unique visitors.
Fiona Rivera has animated and created 3D graphics for independent film, iPhone apps, marketing, university TV, and training courses. Fiona initially trained in 3D at Escape Studios, a premier visual effects academy in London, and went on to study character animation through Animation Mentor where she met Kenny Roy. In addition to freelancing for companies such as Strange-Box.com, she has taught and developed undergraduate, and postgraduate university courses in 3D animation, 3D modeling and rendering, and visual effects. Fiona has also created stereoscopic immersive virtual environments for European research projects and is currently researching related new technologies. Fiona would like to thank her fellow 'Escapee' Phil Radford, founder of Strangebox Ltd, for his contributions towards her input.
The book is from Pearson North America (Addison-Wesley Professional, Sams Publishing, Prentice Hall Professional).