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About the Technical Reviewers

About the Technical Reviewers

These reviewers contributed their considerable hands-on expertise to the entire development process for Maya 5 Fundamentals. As the book was being written, these dedicated professionals reviewed all the material for technical content, organization, and flow. Their feedback was critical to ensuring that Maya 5 Fundamentals fits our readers' need for the highest-quality technical information.

Adrian Diamond, an animator and designer based in Los Angeles, has worked on a wide range of projects over the past 10+ years. Recent projects include a 3D animated commercial for Pop-Tarts and visual effects for an independent film called Most High. Adrian can be found sharing his vast knowledge on http://cgtalk.com, http://highend3d.com, and his web site, http://gmask.com/tutorials.

Chaz Laughlin is the owner/CEO of RPM, a 3D Communications Company. Chaz holds two BFAs in computer graphics, his first from the design and illustration department at Kansas State University, headed by Bob Hower, and the second from the film and animation department at the Kansas City Art Institute, headed by Patrick Clancy. He was initially brought into the field of 3D animation through working at a company that designed wargames and battle simulations for the U.S. Army. Chaz's love for what computer graphics are capable of has fueled his success in 3D.

Eric Pavey has been professionally involved in CG since 1993. He received his degree in graphic design from Al Collin's Graphic Design School and completed two CG animation courses from The School of Communication Arts. Previous employment includes Square, Neversoft, and Ronin; Eric is currently working for Electronic Arts. He gives thanks to his wife and son for putting up with the long hours and to New Riders for putting up with his bad comedy. Eric can be reached at e_pavey@yahoo.com.

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