Creating breakdown keys


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Creating breakdown keys

There are going to be times where you want a key that's always in between or always related to two other keys, and Maya allows you to do this automatically with a feature called a breakdown key. So let's go ahead and take a look at this. This has just created a very simple sphere, and let's do a very, very simple animation. So I am going to go ahead and set a key here, move to frame 24, set a key here. Okay, so I've got-- it's going from point A to point B. So now I am going to go to frame 12 in the middle, and I'm going to move this up.

Now typically, you could actually hit a S for Set Key, but in this case, instead of Set Key, I am going to do Set Breakdown. And when I do that, another key comes up, but this key is not red. It's green, and that indicates that it's what's called a breakdown key. So you get the same function as a normal key, but it's related to the keys on either side of it. So here's the cool thing.

Let's select this key by h...

Creating breakdown keys
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Creating breakdown keys 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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