Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating with constraints, part of Maya 2015 Essential Training.
…Another way to animate objects in Maya is to not really…animate them at all, but have them follow other objects along.…And we can do that using what are called constraints.…So, let's start by creating a simple sphere and then a simple box.…And these are just both polygonal sphere and a polygonal cube.…Now, if I want the cube to follow the…sphere, I could very easily just create a hierarchy.…So, if I were to go into my outliner, I could…take my cube, middle click and drag it over the sphere.…
And now when I move the sphere, the box moves.…And when I rotate the sphere and when really, whatever I do…that sphere, the box will follow along, but I really don't want that.…I'm going to take my cube and drag it out of my main note here.…So, now they're separate.…Now, if I don't want to create a hierarchy,…I can use a constraint to connect objects very specifically.…So, I'm going to select my constraining object, in other words my master object…and then shift select my constrained object, or my controlled object.…
- Getting familiar with the Maya interface
- Creating hierarchies and layers
- Creating polygonal objects
- Working with subdivision surfaces
- Extruding a mesh
- Smoothing geometry
- Lofting and extruding with the NURBS curves tools
- Converting NURBS to polygons
- Creating and applying texture maps
- Applying UV mapping
- Adding lights and cameras to a scene
- Creating realistic effects such as depth of field
- Batch rendering
- Animating in Maya
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started in Maya 2015
2. Organizing Maya Scenes
3. Creating Polygonal Models
4. Editing Meshes
5. Refining Meshes
6. NURBS Modeling Techniques
7. Refining NURBS Models
8. Creating Materials
9. Applying Textures
10. Rendering in Maya
11. Animating in Maya
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