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Maya 2008 character modeling and animation principles and practices by Tereza Flaxman

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Published by Thomson Course Technology in Australia, Boston, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Maya (Computer file),
  • Computer animation.,
  • Three-dimensional display systems.,
  • Cartoon characters.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementTereza Flaxman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTR897.7 .F5868 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 449 p. :
Number of Pages449
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18533503M
ISBN 101584505567
ISBN 109781584505563
LC Control Number2007906524

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