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Author Wilkins, Mark R.

Title MEL scripting for Maya animators / Mark R. Wilkins, Chris Kazmier ; with a contribution by Stephan Osterburg.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Morgan Kaufmann, 2005.

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Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 529 pages) : illustrations.
Series Morgan Kaufmann series in computer graphics and geometric modeling
Morgan Kaufmann series in computer graphics and geometric modeling.
Note Includes index.
Summary MEL scripting for Maya animators, 2nd edition, includes new features, such as a discussion of global procedures, new chapters on fixing programming bottlenecks, advanced user interface techniques, and optimizing character rigs. New chapters on utility nodes and Maya's Web Panel feature provide new ideas on how to use MEL in applications--Resource description page.
Contents Preface; Special Acknowledgment; Chapter 1 Maya Under the Hood; Chapter 2 The Basics of MEL Commands; Chapter 3 Using Expressions; Chapter 4 Controlling Particles with Expressions; Chapter 5 Problem Solving with MEL Scripting; Chapter 6 Variables and Data Types; Chapter 7 Using MEL Commands; Chapter 8 Manipulating Nodes in MEL; Chapter 9 Controlling the Flow of Execution; Chapter 10 Procedures and Functions; Chapter 11 Naming Nodes, Scripts, and Variables; Chapter 12 Designing MEL User Interfaces; Chapter 14 Custom Dialog Boxes; Chapter 15 Making Advanced Dialog Boxes with form Layout; Chapter 16 Making Advanced Dialog Boxes with Web Panels; Chapter 17 Improving Performance With Utility Nodes; Chapter 18 Installing MEL Scripts; Chapter 19 Examples Using MEL with Particle Dynamics; Chapter 20 Examples Using MEL with Solid Body Dynamics; Chapter 21 Example of a Simple Crowd System; Chapter 22 Examples Using MEL in Character Rigging; Index.
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Subject Maya (Computer file)
Maya (Computer file)
Maya (Computer file)
Maya (Computer file)
Computer animation.
Computer graphics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kazmier, Chris.
Osterburg, Stephan.
Other Form: Print version: Wilkins, Mark R. MEL scripting for Maya animators. 2nd ed. Amsterdam ; Boston : Morgan Kaufmann, 2005 0120887932 9780120887934 (DLC) 2005015610 (OCoLC)60557458
ISBN 9780080470719 (electronic bk.)
0080470718 (electronic bk.)