Dover Studios, Inc. announced the release of its latest training DVD, called Maya: NURBS Modeling 2nd Edition. The DVD provides animators, visual effects artists, and game developers with an introduction to NURBS Modeling in Maya.
Maya: NURBS Modeling 2nd Edition has been revised and expanded to include boundary surface creation, sculpting with Maya Artisan, understanding UV surface coordinates, and other topics.
Visual effects artists Andrew Hazelden and Russell Hazelden provide tips for efficient modeling, including how to keep objects organized using the layer editor, how to create accurate scale models using reference images, and time-saving keyboard shortcuts. All of the modeling techniques are then put to use in the final exercise, creating an antique lantern using NURBS curves and surfaces. Every detail is explained with step-by-step instructions.
Maya: NURBS Modeling 2nd Edition is available on DVD-ROM for Windows XP and Mac OS X. A free preview movie
is available from the Dover Studios website.