Mesmer Press publishes Maya Illuminated: Ligaz11 Games

Mesmer Press publishes Maya Illuminated: Games

The third book in a series designed for educators and individuals


Seattle-April 5, 2001-Mesmer, Inc. ( announced today that it has completed production on its third computer animation training book, Maya Illuminated: Games, by author and animator Lane Daughtry.


Mesmer designed the ‘Illuminated’ series for people learning 3D Animation on their own, at work, or in a school setting. A complement to the book, ‘MayaGamesTeacherAide.PDF’ is available to educators and instructors free of charge, and provides lesson plans, chapter overviews, quizzes and more to help teachers make the most of Maya in the classroom.


“Demand for this material is high,” said Brian Demong, Production Manager at Mesmer and Editor of the book. “We’re very excited about it. Making video games is a fun topic, Maya is a superb tool for the job, and it was great to work with an awesome artist and teacher like Lane [Daughtry, the author].”


Maya Illuminated: Games covers the entire Maya polygon toolset, beginner to advanced low-polygon modeling, the UV mapping toolset and techniques, specific animation and character setup concerns for games, environment design, and much, much more. Maya Illuminated: Games also contains 8 easy-to-follow tutorials and scores of short exercises designed to teach core concepts and demonstrate proper workflow.


You can preview and purchase the new Mesmer Press book Maya Illuminated: Ligaz11 Games, ISBN#0-9707530-1-2, at as well as on and


Mesmer, Inc. is the leading 3D Animation high-tech training company providing essential information and learning services to the entire 3D technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. With its portfolio of classroom training, physical books and courseware, online learning, on-site corporate training and a 3D user community deployed across the world wide internet, Mesmer is uniquely positioned to offer its customers comprehensive, integrated solutions tailored to meet their individual needs.


MAJOR MUD NEWS LAUNCH – Electronic Newsletter Unveiled For Most Popular Text Based Fantasy Game


KANSAS CITY, MO – Metropolis Services Inc. launched it’s MajorMUD-Realm of Legends E-mail Newsletter, Wednesday, March 28, 2001. MajorMUD News is an electronic e-zine for the world’s most popular text based fantasy game, which covers news and information surrounding new module releases, patches, technical support, player tips and strategies for beginning players to experienced players.


Shannon Stewart, Sysop and Lead Developer for Metropolis states, “My hope is this newsletter will benefit the entire MajorMUD community by providing official update announcements, great tips for newbies from seasoned players, and a means for all the registered owners to share

what they have to offer with Mudders who are looking for a home.”


Registration and archives for MajorMUD News can be found online at


Metropolis BBS systems has survived the gloom and doom of 2000 much to the success of the addicting MajorMUD-Realm of Legends. When asked in the MajorMUD Message Forum: “What is it that keeps you playing a text based game with updates so few and far between?” Player with the screen name Galen Tarot answered, “The people. The fact that some areas I’ve yet to visit in my 6 years of playing mmud.”


The one aspect that makes Major Mud so popular is its camaraderie in the community; making friends, socializing, building relationships and learning the strategies. Major Mud players are generally persons who are high achievers, explorers and sportsman.



Metropolis Systems Inc., the parent company of MajorMUD, is a thriving music and game web community, with headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas.