What would you like to do?
Autodesk Corporation's Maya is a 3D Modeling and Rendering program, similar to Lightwave, 3DS Max, Pixar's Renderman, and other professional 3D programs. Along with Renderman,… it is considered one of the top programs in its class in the world, and arguably one of the top program in its class in the world. Many pictures have received Academy Awards for Visual Effects because their artists used Maya for the film. One of the most recent examples is the Oscar winning "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - it used Maya for its visual effects throughout the picture. King Kong was also the beneficiary of effects created by Maya. In addition to 3D work, Maya is also used for Matte painting. Matte paintings are typically used in digital work for backgrounds. Many special effects companies use Maya. More notable examples are Lucas film's Industrial Light and Magic, and Matte World Digital. Autodesk has won a total of 5 Oscars itself from the Academy for significant contibutions to the Motion Picture industry. Last year, it won the Scientific and Technical Oscar for Maya's new Fluid Effects, which allow graphic artists to realistically design better fluid and gas effects on film. Autodesk's achievements with Maya are not limited to movies - it has also received many awards from the Television and Broadcasting industries. As another person here pointed out, it is also used in the Gaming Industry for 3D game modeling and effects. Maya is not on the list of cheap programs, even if you're a student. The full version runs close to $2000 or more depending on the version and what you get with it. However, you can download a trial version from the Autodesk site. Simply put, it is not for the beginner or casual user. It is for those who are professional artists, working at the top of their craft. The same can be said for Renderman, as it has been used by Pixar Animation to create its Oscar winning movies over the years. Many people don't realize that Pixar was originally a Computer company started by George Lucas. Many people who aren't familiar with 3D techniques start out with Autodesk's 3DS Max, a good program in its own right. While not as powerful as Maya, it does prepare users for the jump to the more complex Maya program. While Maya isn't for beginners, there are many good training programs available if you're not going to get it in college. One of the better courses is at Lynda.com, which has online courses for most of the top media programs, including Adobe, Autodesk, Macromedia (before the merger - they still have the old courses available) and many programming language courses as well. Annual subscription runs about $400. So if you can swing the cash for Maya, training is accessible. Lynda.com now offers certification in each course completed as well. Maya also needs pretty powerful equipment to run. Most notebooks or other systems with common ATI Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce chipsets aren't recommended for the 3D processing capability that Maya requires. The Autodesk site has specific requirements for systems to run Maya, and while they're not that steep, they're not that cheap either.
8 identifies the version of the software; it is the 8th major version of this software. Maya is software designed to create 3D files for use in animations, movies, or 3D rende…red images.
Maya Angelou's is an American autobiographer and poet.
Maya is a heavy sour crude oil with an API specific gravity between 21 and 22 degrees and a sulfur content of 3.4%, meaning only the most sophisticated refineries are capable …of profitably processing it. Maya is a blend of crude oils from the Cantarell and Ku Maloob Zaap oil fields. The discovery of Cantarell, once one of the world's most prolific oil fields, turned Mexico into a major oil exporter in the 1980s. Exports peaked at 1.622 million barrels per day in 2004 after a major redevelopment of Cantarell lifted output from the field above 2 million bpd. But production and exports have fallen sharply since then as Cantarell has lost production capacity. New production from Ku Maloob Zaap has partially offset the decline of Cantarell, but exports slipped to 968,000 bpd in the first 11 months of 2010. Overseas sales will fall by at least 110,000 bpd in 2011 due to the expansion of Mexico's Minatitlan refinery. Valero (444,000 bpd), ExxonMobil^ (145,000 bpd), and Chevron (102,000 bpd) were the top Maya non-Pemex affiliated Maya buyers in October 2010, according to the U.S. government. The Shell-Pemex Deer Park joint venture refinery near Houston processed 243,000 bpd of Maya in October while Mexican refineries averaged 453,000 bpd processed in the first 11 months of 2010.
St. Louis Missouri
she went swimming
Maya Angelou Date of birth: April 4, 1928 | Print Biography / Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents divorced when she was …only three and she was sent with her younger brother Bailey to live with their grandmother in the small town of Stamps, Arkansas. In Stamps, the young girl experienced the racial discrimination that was the legally enforced way of life in the American South, but she also absorbed the deep religious faith and old-fashioned courtesy of traditional African American life. She credits her grandmother and her extended family with instilling in her the values that informed her later life and career. She enjoyed a close relationship with her younger brother. Unable to pronounce her name because of a stutter, Bailey called her "My" for "My sister." A few years later, when he read a book about the Maya Indians, he began to call her "Maya," and the name stuck. At age seven, while visiting her mother in Chicago, she was sexually molested by her mother's boyfriend. Too ashamed to tell any of the adults in her life, she confided in her brother. When she later heard the news that an uncle had killed her attacker, she felt that her words had killed the man. She fell silent and did not speak for five years. Maya began to speak again at 13, when she and her brother rejoined their mother in San Francisco. Maya attended Mission High School and won a scholarship to study dance and drama at San Francisco's Labor School, where she was exposed to the progressive ideals that animated her later political activism. She dropped out of school in her teens to become San Francisco's first African American female cable car conductor. She later returned to high school, but became pregnant in her senior year and graduated a few weeks before giving birth to her son, Guy. She left home at 16 and took on the difficult life of a single mother, supporting herself and her son by working as a waitress and cook, but she had not given up on her talents for music, dance, performance and poetry. In 1952, she married a Greek sailor named Anastasios Angelopulos. When she began her career as a nightclub singer, she took the professional name Maya Angelou, combining her childhood nickname with a form of her husband's name. Although the marriage did not last, her performing career flourished. She toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess in 1954 and 1955. She studied modern dance with Martha Graham, danced with Alvin Ailey on television variety shows and recorded her first record album, Calypso Lady (1957). She had composed song lyrics and poems for many years, and by the end of the 1950s was increasingly interested in developing her skills as a writer. She moved to New York, where she joined the Harlem Writers Guild and took her place among the growing number of young black writers and artists associated with the Civil Rights Movement. She acted in the historic Off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's The Blacks and wrote and performed a Cabaret for Freedom with the actor and comedian Godfrey Cambridge. In New York, she fell in love with the South African civil rights activist Vusumzi Make and in 1960, the couple moved, with Angelou's son, to Cairo, Egypt. In Cairo, Angelou served as editor of the English language weekly The Arab Observer. Angelou and Guy later moved to Ghana, where she joined a thriving group of African American expatriates. She served as an instructor and assistant administrator at the University of Ghana's School of Music and Drama, worked as feature editor for The African Review and wrote for The Ghanaian Times and the Ghanaian Broadcasting Company. During her years abroad, she read and studied voraciously, mastering French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and the West African language Fanti. She met with the American dissident leader Malcolm X in his visits to Ghana, and corresponded with him as his thinking evolved from the racially polarized thinking of his youth to the more inclusive vision of his maturity. Maya Angelou returned to America in 1964, with the intention of helping Malcolm X build his new Organization of African American Unity. Shortly after her arrival in the United States, Malcolm X was assassinated, and his plans for a new organization died with him. Angelou involved herself in television production and remained active in the Civil Rights Movement, working more closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who requested that Angelou serve as Northern Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His assassination, falling on her birthday in 1968, left her devastated. With the guidance of her friend, the novelist James Baldwin, she found solace in writing, and began work on the book that would become I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The book tells the story of her life from her childhood in Arkansas to the birth of her child. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published in 1970 to widespread critical acclaim and enormous popular success. Seemingly overnight, Angelou became a national figure. In the following years, books of her verse and the subsequent volumes of her autobiographical narrative won her a huge international audience. She was increasingly in demand as a teacher and lecturer and continued to explore dramatic forms as well. She wrote the screenplay and composed the score for the film Georgia, Georgia (1972). Her screenplay, the first by an African American woman ever to be filmed, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Angelou has been invited by successive Presidents of the United States to serve in various capacities. President Ford appointed her to the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission and President Carter invited her to serve on the Presidential Commission for the International Year of the Woman. President Clinton requested that she compose a poem to read at his inauguration in 1993. Angelou's reading of her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" was broadcast live around the world. Since 1981, Angelou has served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has continued to appear on television and in films including Poetic Justice (1993) and the landmark television adaptation of Roots (1977). She has directed numerous dramatic and documentary programs on television and directed her first feature film, Down in the Delta, in 1996. The list of her published works now includes more than 30 titles. These include numerous volumes of verse, beginning with Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die (1971). Books of her stories and essays include Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now (1993) and Even the Stars Look Lonesome (1997). She has continued the compelling narrative of her life in the books Gather Together in My Name (1974), Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas (1976), The Heart of a Woman (1981), All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1987) and A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002). In 1991, 1994 and 1997, Maya Angelou participated in a series of live broadcasts for Achievement Television in which she took questions submitted by students from across the United States. The interview with Maya Angelou on this web site has been condensed from these broadcasts.
October 12,1998 in 2010 she was 12!
Maya means wealth
Maya Rudolph was born on July 27, 1972.
Maya Bond was born on August 5, 2000.
Maya Nasri was born on August 14, 1976.
In Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou's source is courage, love and respect for herself and others.
In Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou, born on April 4, 1928, is the daughter of Bailey and Vivian Baxter Johnson. Her father worked as a navy dietician. When Maya Angelou was three her parents divorc…ed and she went to live with her grandmother with her brother Bailey in Stamps, Arkansas. When Angelou was eight, she returned to St. Louis to live with her mother. While there, her mother's boyfriend raped her, and she then did not talk for five years. Not knowing what to do, Angelou was sent back to her grandmother. She soon went to live with her other again in San Francisco, but this did not last long, and left for her father's. This was not a stable home so she stayed in the car graveyard with other homeless children. Both her parents were pretty much absent through her entire life.
Maya Moore was born on June 11, 1989.
there are big balls and not enogugh space boy