Animating with constraints


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Animating with constraints

Maya has a number of animation features that allow you to do what are called constraints. What they do is constrain the motion of one object to one or more other objects. Let's just go ahead and create a simple cone. And then I'm going to create a larger sphere. So I've got two objects here. So what I can do is I can create what's called a constraint. And constraints are found underneath the Constrain menu.

Now in fact, let me tear this off. We have a number of them. We have a Point constraint, which constrains object's position, Aim constraint which aims objects another, Orientation, Scale, Parenting, so you can actually constrain whether or not an object's in the hierarchy, that sort of stuff. You can also constrain objects to the surface of geometry. So let's take a look at some of the very basic constraints. So you get the idea of how these work. So how a constraint works is you select an object or many objects and then the last object you select is the object ...

Animating with constraints
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Animating with constraints provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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