- Working with the new interface
- Organizing assets
- Creating muscles
- Sculpting muscle shapes
- Working with nParticles
- Creating emitters
- Animating with layers
Skill Level Intermediate
(upbeat music) - Hello, and welcome to Maya New Features. I'm George Maestri. As an animation director and producer, I've been using Maya since it was first released and I've seen it add a number of groundbreaking features. In this course, we'll break some more new ground and explore some of the new features of Maya 2009. We'll look at animation layering that allows you to create and edit animation in whole new ways. I'll show you how to blend, merge, group, and reorder animation layers with ease. Then there's Maya Muscle, a powerful tool set that helps you create lifelike skin motion by simulating the muscles that deform the skin.
And if you're interested in creating effects in Maya, you'll be very happy with nParticles, which is a whole new particle system for Maya. nParticles can do all sorts of effects, including smokes, spray, liquids, and pyrotechnics. These are some of the new features I've learned about in Maya 2009 and I'm happy to get you up to speed so you can use them in your own productions. Once you've completed this title, you might want to check out Maya 2009 Essential Training for a broader view on how these new features are used. With that, I'm really looking forward to sharing my knowledge of these great new features with you.
So let's get started with Maya 2009 New Features.