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Dariush Derakhshani

Santa Monica, California, United States


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Dariush Derakhshani is a Digital Effects Supervisor and Maya Generalist in Los Angeles, CA. He is 33. Nicely bald. Fear of commitment. Mostly malaisey. Enlarged nasal turbinates. Taste for irony and digestive biscuits with chocolate. Has no idea how he got here, no idea of where there is to go. Animator. Teacher. A few awards and a couple degrees. Happy little man in Santa Monica, CA. Flat feet.

Interests: Animation, digital effects, special effects, education, computer hardware, computer journalism, academic writing

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Maya: Secrets of the Pros
  • Maya 5 Savvy
  • Maya: Secrets of the Pros 2nd Edition
  • Viewpoint Column Article - 3D World Magazine
  • Maya 5 Review
  • Introducing Maya 7: 3D for Beginners
  • Maya 4.5 Savvy
  • Getting a Job in CG: Real Advice from Reel People
  • Introducing Maya 8: 3D for Beginners
  • Introducing Maya 5: 3D for Beginners
  • Introducing Maya 6: 3D for Beginners
  • Mastering Maya 7