Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring Maya viewports, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
Maya offers a number of different ways to view the objects in your viewport, you can…view them in shaded mode, like we have here, or you can view them in wireframe mode with…textures, there is a number of different ways to look at the viewports.…So let's take a look at how to configure viewports.…Now the first thing we want to understand is that each viewport has its own menu.…So if I go from this perspective viewport and just tap the spacebar, you'll see that…it actually brings me out into a quad view, you can see that each individual viewport…in this quad view has its own menu.…
So if I place my mouse over this perspective viewport and hit the Spacebar again, you'll…see that it comes back up.…Now I can configure this viewport very easily just by going into the Shading options, we…have number of options here.…We have Smooth Shade all, which is what we're looking at.…We also have Wireframe, which shows the object in wireframe.…We can also Flat Shade everything, which means it doesn't shade the curves, we can actually…
- Configuring your computer to work best with Maya
- Setting preferences
- Enabling plug-ins
- Using the Hotbox
- Using the Move tool
- Manipulating pivots
- Understanding the Channel Box
- Creating hierarchies
- Hiding and showing objects
- Working with selection masks
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting Up Maya
2. Understanding the Maya Interface
3. Manipulating Objects
4. Staying Organized
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