Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating hierarchies , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
Now when start working with multiple objects, there are many times when you want objects…to move together or be associated with one another, and to do this we use what are called Hierarchies.…And these are just ways of grouping and connecting objects together.…So in this case I have a simple bowl with some oranges.…So let's say I wanted to move the bowl around, all I have to do is move it.…But as you notice here just the bowl is moving, the oranges aren't moving along with it.…So if I undo that by hitting Ctrl+Z, I can solve the problem by creating a hierarchy.…
We can do this in the Outliner.…So if I go into WindowOutliner, you'll see I have got just my bowl with four oranges in it.…So if I wanted to, I can make the bowls what's called a parent and the oranges children.…This is very similar to how you would have a file system in a computer.…You know, you have a bunch of your music files and they are all in your music folder or your…photographs are in your photographs folder.…And you can even have, sub folders or sub hierarchy.…
- Configuring your computer to work best with Maya
- Setting preferences
- Enabling plug-ins
- Using the Hotbox
- Using the Move tool
- Manipulating pivots
- Understanding the Channel Box
- Creating hierarchies
- Hiding and showing objects
- Working with selection masks
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting Up Maya
2. Understanding the Maya Interface
3. Manipulating Objects
4. Staying Organized
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