Creating hierarchies


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Creating hierarchies

Hierarchies are another great way to organize your scenes in Maya. They're actually very similar to groups, but what we can do is actually drag objects on to each other to create what are called hierarchies or basically levels of organization within a scene. So let's go into our Outliner window here. And you'll notice here, we have a bunch of groups here. Now actually by creating a group, you're actually creating a hierarchy because underneath the ScooterGroup we have all of the different objects that are contained within that group.

So this is basically a one-level hierarchy. But let's say I wanted to go a little bit deeper with this organization. Let's say I wanted to select this handlebar and turn it and have the front wheels turn with the handlebar. Well, we can do that by using hierarchies. So what we have to do is basically select everything the handlebar is attached to and drag it underneath. So, for example, I'm going to select all of these parts here, so t...

Creating hierarchies
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Creating hierarchies 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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