While at SIGGRAPH 2011, I bumped into Kenny Roy, Focalite and co-author of How to Cheat in Maya 2012. He and co-author Eric Luhta recently released a new edition to the successful How to Cheat in Maya 2010. He wanted to give upcoming animators insight on his latest book from Focal Press. Kenny took the time to talk about who would benefit most from the book, what is new in this edition, and he even took the time to give a quick tip before jumping into your next Maya project. I guess I should shut up and let Kenny speak for himself…
Kenny talks about How to Cheat in Maya 2012
Kenny discusses the new edition.
Kenny provides a quick tip.
Kenny Roy has animated TV, feature films, commercials, and games since 1998. His most notable credits are Scooby Doo 2, Garfield, and King Kong. in 2007, Kenny founded Arconyx Animation Studios, a boutique studio in Los Angeles, which works with clients like Mattel, Disney, Nickelodeon, FOX, and SyFy. Kenny mentors full-time at AnimationMentor.com and offers online animation training at KennyRoy.com.
Co-author Eric Luhta is an animator at Pixar Canada whose recent credits include Bioshock 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Horton Hears a Who! and numerous television commercials. Eric has extensive experience with Autodesk’s Maya, including teaching it as an instructor for the Maya Training Program at AnimationMentor.com. He currently lives in Vancouver, with his wife and three computers.