Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating animation layers, part of Maya 2009 New Features.
Now let's take a look at how to create layers. I have the same file open,…Simple_WalkRun and this has that walk and run cycle in it. So I am just going…to go ahead and scroll back and what we are going to do is we are going to…create an animation layer.…Now you can do that by going here and we can actually create empty layer, or…create layer from selected. You can actually create layers, or create layers…from selected here with these two buttons as well.…
Let's go ahead and create a layer that has the body of the character. So if I…click on this sphere, it's actually called Body and let's go Layers > Create…Layer from Selected. And what this does is it creates a new layer here called…Animlayer1. This layer only has that body object in it; it doesn't have any…other objects. So if I animate anything else, that animation will go into a…different layer. So you have to be careful when you actually create layers that…you put exactly what you want to animate into those layers.…
So I am going to hit my Move key and let's go ahead and animate this character…
- Working with the new interface
- Organizing assets
- Creating muscles
- Sculpting muscle shapes
- Working with nParticles
- Creating emitters
- Animating with layers
Skill Level Intermediate
Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Mayawith Eric Keller4h 56m Intermediate
1. Working with the New Interface and Selection Tools
2. Organizing with Maya Assets
3. Creating Maya Muscles
4. Working with nParticles
5. Animating with Animation Layers
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