BOOKS

Beginner's Guide to Character Creation in Maya

3D Total Publishing, March 2015

https://shop.3dtotal.com/books/3dtotalpublishing/beginner-s-guide-to-character-creation-in-maya.html

I just bought this book and I LOVE IT!! If you are looking to get started with characters and don’t know where to start, this book is for you!! Instruction covers every aspect of character creation from anatomy, to topology, to texturing, rigging and posing, all the way to lighting and rendering a final animation for your reel!! Do get this book!! It is a MUST HAVE for your collection!! It will definitely deepen your knowledge of character creation and if you study it like I have you will hopefully land that dream job making characters!! Good luck!
— https://shop.3dtotal.com/beginner-s-guide-to-character-creation-in-maya.html#t3
Great to finally get a guide to Maya that I can actually follow. The steps are very clearly written( and followable), and the pictures and all the videos made a huge difference. \the fundamentals part for each chapter has really helped clear up why you actually do what you do in Maya. The anatomy bit was really helpful for modelling. Really recommend it.
— https://shop.3dtotal.com/beginner-s-guide-to-character-creation-in-maya.html#t3
I’ve been an animator for over 25 years and been teaching it for 15. This is one of the best books I’ve read. Its instruction is clear and simple and unlike other instruction books on the market. I have never felt lost or frustrated following its examples and tutorials. Its been a long time coming. Thank you Jahirul.
— https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beginners-Guide-Character-Creation-Maya/dp/1909414204