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jnglemeat
12-17-2002, 12:06 AM
i have a quick question to ask would anyone recomend getting this book http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0782141714/ref=ase_sybex/102-3989993-4326560
or should i just get this one
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0973005238/qid=/sr=/ref=cm_lm_asin/102-3989993-4326560?v=glance

im afraid getting the maya char animation book cause they might fill it up a bit with useless stuff. and i never bought aliaswavefront text. anyone have any opinions

pomru
12-17-2002, 10:48 AM
I guess the Amazon customer reviews for Learning Maya | Character Rigging and Animation were less than helpful? Wade Ryder gives a concise review on his resource page (http://www.ryerdesign.com/resources/). Luke Werhli over on the CG-Char forum (http://www.cg-char.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/printpage.cgi?forum=1&topic=602) says that the book's "very good, not excellent, but very good."

As for Jae-jin Choi's Maya Character Animation book, it was just published so I don't know if it is even out on bookstore shelves yet. Maybe someone was lucky enough to get an advance copy for review, but Sybex was generous to provide a sample PDF chapter on subdivision character modeling (http://www.sybex.com/sybexbooks.nsf/AdditionalContent/4171Sample?OpenDocument) that you'll need to read with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Choi's writing is pretty clear, and plenty of graphics are provided, but there's no sample of the rigging and animation chapters (I guess you'll need to buy the book for that ;)).

Hope that makes your decision easier...

jnglemeat
12-17-2002, 02:19 PM
thanks for replying Pomru, very informative, i will look into those recommedations.

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