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Maya 2014 New Features

with Aaron F. Ross

Video: Welcome

Introduces the major improvements to Maya 2014, including the new Modeling Toolkit and Paint Effects.
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  1. 2m 55s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 51s
  2. 9m 17s
    1. Highlighting what's new
      1m 15s
    2. In-view messages
      2m 2s
    3. Display ToolClips
      1m 24s
    4. Navigating in the Outliner and Graph Editor
      1m 28s
    5. Using the Node Editor
      3m 8s
  3. 10m 14s
    1. Understanding Binary compatibility
      1m 39s
    2. Enabling Ignore Version
    3. Using Increment & Save
      3m 7s
    4. Managing file links with the File Path Editor
      4m 36s
  4. 15m 53s
    1. Controlling display preferences
      1m 11s
    2. Cycling through cameras
      1m 21s
    3. Creating a camera from a view
    4. Creating a new orthographic camera
      1m 22s
    5. Aligning the camera to a polygon
      1m 11s
    6. Drawing in the viewport with Grease Pencil
      6m 1s
    7. Unified sampling in mental ray
      3m 56s
  5. 26m 2s
    1. Activating the Modeling Toolkit
      2m 23s
    2. Making selections in multi-component mode
      2m 42s
    3. Setting selection constraints
      1m 33s
    4. Understanding mesh editing tools
      3m 10s
    5. Using the Modeling Toolkit transform tools
      5m 12s
    6. Choosing transform options
      3m 15s
    7. Setting transform constraints
      2m 54s
    8. Locking vertices
      2m 33s
    9. Shrink wrapping a selection
      2m 20s
  6. 27m 50s
    1. Retopologizing with Quad Draw
      3m 10s
    2. Creating polygon strips
      1m 10s
    3. Merging components with Target Weld
      3m 33s
    4. Extruding edges
      1m 47s
    5. Inserting edges and edge loops
    6. Refining with Multi-Cut
      3m 50s
    7. Refining with the Connect tool
      2m 38s
    8. Instancing a symmetrical duplicate
      5m 40s
    9. Modeling with symmetry
      3m 11s
    10. Symmetrizing asymmetrical components
      2m 23s
  7. 5m 10s
    1. Transforming edges with Edit Edge Flow
      1m 30s
    2. Using the Crease Set Editor
      2m 3s
    3. Selecting similar components or objects
      1m 37s
  8. 22m 54s
    1. Attaching paint effects to curves
      6m 0s
    2. Colliding paint effects with surfaces
      2m 12s
    3. Snapping tube roots to surfaces
      1m 6s
    4. Attracting tubes to surfaces
      1m 51s
    5. Randomizing leaf and flower sizes
    6. Controlling coverage with Occupation Surface
      3m 36s
    7. Sculpting with Occupation Volume
      2m 36s
    8. Setting a modifier fill object
      4m 36s
  9. 30s
    1. Goodbye

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Maya 2014 New Features
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Maya 2014 New Features introduces the major improvements to Maya 2014. Aaron F. Ross demonstrates the improvements to interface items like the Graph Editor, management tools like the Node Editor, and cameras and views, including the new Grease Pencil for drawing in viewports. He then focuses on the new Modeling Toolkit, which includes a multicomponent mode, new mesh editing functionality with Quad Draw, transform constraint, shrink-wrapping, automatic symmetry, and more. Last, learn to create Paint Effects that stick to your geometry and have realistic growth patterns.

Topics include:
  • What's new in Maya 2014
  • Using the Node Editor
  • Understanding binary compatibility
  • Using Increment & Save
  • Creating a camera from a view
  • Drawing in the viewport with Grease Pencil
  • Making selections in multicomponent mode
  • Enabling symmetry
  • Choosing transform options
  • Refining with Multi-Cut
  • Transforming edges with Edit Edge Flow
  • Creating Paint Effects
  • Sculpting with Occupation Volume
3D + Animation


(MUSIC). Hi, I'm Aaron F Ross, and I'd like to welcome you to Maya 2014 New Features. Maya 2014 is a very solid release with major improvements in several key areas. Among the features we'll cover in this course are the following new features. Asset management tools, such as the file path editor, usability improvements to the node editor, camera and Viewport upgrades, drawing and annotation in the Viewport with grease pencil.

Most significantly we'll make an exhaustive survey of the new modeling tool kit, including multi-component mode Mesh editing tools, such as Quaddraw, transform constraints and shrinkwraping, automatic symmetry and more. We'll also take a good look to the amazing improvements to paint effects, which can now collide and stick to geometry. As well as occupy services and volumes for more realistic growth patterns. I'm delighted to be your guide as we explore what I call the wonderful world of Maya.

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