Cromosys Publication’s Teach Yourself Autodesk Maya 2013 book is an optimal quality guide to the beginners and advanced learners of Maya. We are the leading eBook publisher of languages and technology. Our research and education center working for last fifteen years has made tremendous efforts to simplify the learning of Maya, and so, we assure you that this book will walk you through in the simplest way in your entire course of learning, and will make you a master of it in just one month of time. Academy Award winning Maya software is the world's most powerfully integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solution. It also adds to the quality and realism of 2D graphics. That’s why film and video artists, game developers, visualization professionals, web and print designers turn to Maya to take their work to meet the demands of next generation productions. The tutorials in the chapters will lead you step-by-step giving pictures of every move and will help you create and design models from scratch, not like other books that tell you to copy things and make shallow editing. We do not encourage such misguidance because the learning of Maya is not a child’s play. Today’s world is the world of 3d design, visual effects, animation, and so everyone wants to create a moving, talking, and interacting visual expression. If you are interested in editing movies, games, architectural designs, earning a way to Hollywood, or impressing your loved one, Maya can serve all your purposes, as it does all the works of this kind. The lessons conceived and prepared by us will let you start your learning from real basic making your move amazing, astonishing, and exhilarating for you. And soon you will feel that you have got a new horizon to show your creativity. It’s cool, simple, and sublime! Niranjan Jha, the author of this and twenty other eBooks available online, is the founder of Cromosys Corporation. His dedication in technological and linguistic research is significantly known to the millions of people around the world. This book is the creation of his avowed determination to make the learning of Maya easy to the people. After you install this program on your system, you just have to follow the instructions doing the same on your computer, and you will see that you are quickly learning everything. Just an hour of practice per day, and in a month of time you’ll get a lot of knowledge, tips and tricks to work with this software. This is an unmatchable unique book of its kind that guarantees your success. The lessons are magnificently powerful to bring you into the arena of visual effects. It is the need of time, and that’s why many people have been sharpening their knowledge to be good in it. The still-image creation software like CorelDraw, Photoshop, Illustrator and 3D design software like 3ds Max and Shockwave are where you create the image of your choice and animate them, but when you wish to add visual effects, there you need Maya. What Maya does, no other software can do. It is totally different. For instance, if you want to create a real-looking rain effect in a particular scene of a video, do you think any other software can do? No, absolutely not. Only Maya can do that and it can do in just a few minutes of time.