Creating assets


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Creating assets

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...

Creating assets
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Creating assets provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2009 New Features

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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