Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating assets, part of Maya 2009 New Features.
Now let's take a look at a new feature in Maya and it's called Assets.…What Assets does is it allows you to take a complex assembly of objects and boil it…down into one simple node.…So for example, a character or special effect can be simplified so it's much…easier to animate and see within a scene.…Now, I already have something that we built using assets and I want to show…that too. I have a file here called Jack_in_Box_04.mb. As you can see we have…got a fairly complex little assembly here. We have got a box, we have got a…key, spring, some joints, we have got a whole bunch of different things here.…
But if we look at this in the Outliner, you will see that I really just have…two nodes. I have a node called Jack_in _Box and a little transform node and…they really allow me to completely control this object without having to dig…through all the other things that comprise it.…So I can, for example, translate this, I can rotate it, scale it and I have a…couple of custom attributes here; one to open and close the box lid, one to…
- 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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