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Description - Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting by Lee Lanier

Level up your skills with powerful texturing and lighting
techniques
Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting, Third Edition leads
you through the latest advanced techniques for adding realistic
detail to your models. This new edition is up-to-date with the
latest Maya texturing, lighting, and rendering features, including
an exploration of the Node Editor, new Maya utility nodes and
expanded coverage of mental ray shaders, and render settings. The
proven tutorials are culled from real-world experience and refined
to give you the ultimate in practical skills. You'll learn workflow
tips and tricks, the construction of custom shading networks, and
the application of time-saving tools that bring your project from
concept to reality. The companion website features several
gigabytes of Maya scene files, texture bitmaps, and QuickTime
movies that support the exercises in the book, giving you
everything you need to advance your animation skillset.
This book helps you take your rendering skills to the next level
with the advanced tools and techniques that take animation from
good to great.

Learn the theory behind expert lighting design

Understand shadows, shading components, and texture
mapping

Work with node networks, raytracing, and global
illumination

Try new approaches to rendering using Maya Software and mental
ray

If you're ready to take a big step forward and fine-tune your
style, Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting, Third Edition
is the practical, hands-on guide you need.

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