Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing Maya's up axis, part of Advanced 3ds Max and Maya Integration.
- If you're new to Maya and coming over…from 3ds Max or a different application such as AutoCAD,…then you might want to change the Maya up axis.…Down in the lower left-hand corner…of the perspective view, we can see that…Y is the current up axis.…That's the convention for most applications…that are based around a film-centric workflow.…In other words the XY plane corresponds to…the picture plane and the Z axis is the depth.…
That's the convention for Maya.…3ds Max and other programs such as AutoCAD…use a different convention which is that the…XY plane is the plan, in other words, the ground plane…and the Z axis is the up axis.…Maya will allow you to switch between…a Y up and a Z up convention.…However, it's very strongly recommended…that you only do this before you build anything.…If you try to change the up axis…after you've constructed a scene…then you may have lots of problems, so,…don't go down that path.…
Decide on what your up axis is going to be…in advance, before you start building stuff.…Changing the up axis is not necessary for compatibility.…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Managing and tracking assets
- Setting up a shared texture library
- Streamlining user interfaces
- Using Maya mode hotkeys in 3ds Max
- Harmonizing scene units and frame rates
- Rendering procedural textures to bitmaps
- Translating scenes with the FBX file format
- Correcting materials, lighting, and surfaces
- Using the Send To command
- Baking animation to keyframes
- Saving a geometry cache
- Distilling complex animation with Alembic
Skill Level Advanced
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1. Managing Assets
Asset tracking in 3ds Max4m 19s
2. Harmonizing Preferences
3. Transferring Materials
4. Transferring Models and Animation
5. Transferring Data with Alembic
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