Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Checking preferences, part of VFX Techniques: Space Scene 01: Maya Animation and Dynamic Simulation.
…We have our space scene here, with some basic animation.…Again, you can scrub the timeline to see some of that.…Now before we jump in and place our own keyframes to improve the…spaceship and the camera animation, there are…some preferences we need to check first.…This is a very good habit before you start any new animation project.…In fact, the first place we'll go is Window>Settings Preferences>Preferences.…We go to the settings section and whenever you begin a new…animation, the first thing you want to do is double check your frame rate.…
In this…case, time is set to 24 frames per second.…Now this already has some animation, so this was…previously set, but just remember you should always check this.…We're going to stay with 24 frames per second for the project all…the way through, to part 2, when we actually go into After Effects.…So check Settings first.…The other thing to check in this case is the Time Slider section.…Since we'll be working with keyframe animation…first, we do want playback speed to be set to real time.…
- Animating the spaceship and asteroid
- Animating cameras to follow the action
- Setting key and fill lights
- Creating layers for the sun, stars, and planet
- Setting up shadow and lighting layers
- Creating mental ray render passes
- Exploding geometry in a dynamic simulation
- Attaching nParticle emitter to bodies
- Batch rendering render layers
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Getting Started
2. Animating the Shot
3. Lighting the Shot
4. Setting Up Render Layers
5. Dynamically Exploding Geometry
6. Adding a Particle Simulation
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