Beginner's Guide to Character Creation in Maya
Paperback ISBN: 1909414204
Autodesk's Maya is the industry standard software used in the movie and video game business for creating assets. In the Beginner's Guide to Character Creation in Maya, the artist will learn transferable skills for modeling anatomy with Maya and Mudbox, covering topics such as texturing and shading skin, hair, and eyes; kinesiology; deformation; locomotion; and lighting. Step-by-step guidance by expert tutor Jahirul Amin (3D trainer at Double Negative, London) will also detail how to create links, constraints, and controls for animation. Downloadable project files will also be available to allow users to follow along every step of the way.
Professional Sharepoint 2010 Cloud-based Solutions
Paperback ISBN: 1118076575
An authoritative guide to extending SharePoint's power with cloud-based services If you want to be part of the next major shift in the IT industry, you'll want this book. Melding two of the hottest trends in the industry—the widespread popularity of the SharePoint collaboration platform and the rapid rise of cloud computing—this practical guide shows developers how to extend their SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. See how to get started, discover smart ways to leverage cloud data and services through Azure, start incorporating Twitter or LinkedIn into your solutions, find the best ways to secure everything, and much more. - Shows developers how to use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to create scalable, cloud-based solutions - Melds the hottest new trend in the industry—developing, hosting, managing, or storing code in the cloud—with what SharePoint developers need to know to weave these technologies into their solutions - Provides developer patterns, real-world examples, and invaluable walkthroughs - Topics include SQL Azure for data management and BI, building an Azure-based corporate tax service, connecting Linked In and SharePoint profile data, creating a filterable Twitter dashboard, leveraging Bing Maps Geo services, maintaining security, and more SharePoint developers, discover exciting new ways to extend SharePoint's functionality with this practical and content-rich guide.
Word 2019 in Easy Steps
Paperback ISBN: 1840788224
Word 2019 in easy steps will help you get up and running quickly, with this popular word processing application from Microsoft. The visual nature of Word means that a clear, concise and colourful visual reference guide is an invaluable tool for both newcomers and those upgrading from older versions. Word 2019 in easy steps meets this challenge head on, using detailed images and easy-to-follow instructions to quickly get you up to speed.
Autodesk Maya 2010
The Modeling & Animation Handbook, Intermediate
Paperback ISBN: 1897177534
Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, special effects, games, cartoons, short films, commercials, etc. Complex and difficult to learn, the new Maya 2010 features updates to modeling, animation, dynamics, and rendering modules. This invaluable book offers hands-on introduction to the tools and techniques of this fascinating software. This extraordinary, full-color book presents you with clear step-by-step instructions to projects that enhance your understanding of the modeling and animation stages of production using files from the Yash Raj Films and Walt Disney Pictures feature film Roadside Romeo. You’ll learn how to build models with a variety of surface types and then make them move with a range of animation techniques. Instructor-led tutorials are featured on the DVD that will help you grasp best practices from the beginning with the intent of avoiding unnecessary challenges further along in the process. - Serves as the next step after you have gained a solid understanding of Maya and you’re ready for 3D modeling and animation - Explains polygon and NURBS basics and walks you through modeling a body and head - Demonstrates how to work with inverse kinematics, blend shapes, and apply and animate constraints - Addresses animating a complete scene, working with lip synching, and using full body IK - DVD includes clips from Roadside Romeo, artist interviews, and instructor-led videos This book-and-DVD combo is essential for 3D modeling and animation.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
A Visual Introduction to Digital Photography
Paperback ISBN: 0240520998
Enhanced by a CD-ROM containing video tutorials, a comprehensive overview of the new Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 software furnishes a description of the latest features of the software and how they work to create great digital photographs, step-by-step instructions in essential techniques, hundreds of sample photographs, and more. Original. (Beginner)
Building With Virtual Lego
Getting Started With Lego Digital Designer, Ldraw, and Mecabricks
Paperback ISBN: 125986183x
Virtually create and build any LEGO model you can imagine with any LEGO part ever made! This hands-on guide shows, step-by-step, how to create just about anything from LEGO blocks using the latest version of LEGO Digital Designer. You will find out how to download and install the software, navigate the LDD user interface, and get up-and-running on your own design projects. Other popular open-standard LEGO CAD programs like LDraw and Mecabricks are also fully covered. Building with Virtual LEGO: Getting Started with LEGO Digital Designer, LDraw, and Mecabricks features start-to-finish projects that illustrate each design tool and technique. The book teaches simple CAD concepts that are applicable to any design program—even professional software like AutoCAD. You will discover how to publish and share your creations online and explore some of the best projects that others have already built. • Shows how to use creative and freely-downloadable design programs • Teaches computer-aided design concepts that can be applied to any software • Written by an experienced author and LEGO/DIY expert
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Windows And Macintosh
Paperback ISBN: 0321350278
Even if you've never used Macromedia Dreamweaver before, this Visual QuickStart Guide will have you up and running with Macromedia's popular Web authoring program in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Macromedia Dreamweaver, leading technology authors Tom Negrino and Dori Smith use their trademark crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you everything that’s new in Dreamweaver 8. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains how to use all of the program's visual layout tools, application development features, and code editing support to create stunning, accessible Web sites. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of all the program's new features: drag-and-drop integration of XML data feeds, improved CSS support, advanced style rendering toolbar, the industry’s first integrated Web accessibility evaluation tool for Section 508 and WCAG 2 checkpoints, and more!
Dreamweaver Cs3 for Windows and Macintosh
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0321503023
A guide to using Dreamweaver on computers running either Windows or Macintosh takes the reader through the steps needed to design, create, and launch a web site, covering such topics as style sheets, changing fonts, and embedding images and media.