Alias Systems has released two new DVD titles aimed squarely at game developers using Maya. The two new titles cover game-specific character articulation and environment creation.
Maya Techniques: Character Articulation for Games
covers techniques for balancing ease of articulation with game engine functionality, facial animation, and the differences between pre-rendered content and real-time rendering.
Maya Techniques: Developing an Environment Toolkit
is authored by Nathan Martz and presents you with a toolkit of techniques for using Maya’s API for the development of game scenes and the interaction of objects therein.
Both titles sell for $130 and require Maya Complete or Maya Unlimited, version 4.5 or higher, and bring the total number of Alias’ Maya game development training DVD titles to three, joining Maya Techniques: Introducing MEL for Games
, which lists for $50.