Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating layers , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
One more way to organize scenes is to use Layers.…Now this I use a lot in production, a lot of productions have very specific ways that they use Layers.…We are going to take a look at Layers here.…We can find them usually in the Channel Box, it's this little box here below the actual Channel Box.…We actually have a number of different types of Layers.…We have Display Layers, which are what shows up in the viewport, and this is what we are…going to take a look at.…We also have Render Layers which are rendering tricks for layering things out to multiple layers.…
And we also have Animation Layers which allows you to layer multiple types of animation on an object.…But right now we are just going to look at Display Layers.…So I have this scene here, and let's go ahead and start segmenting this into layers.…Again, I like to use the Outliner here, so I am going to go ahead into my Outliner, and…in this scene, it's like what are some logical ways to organize this? Well, one is let's…go ahead and create a separate layer for the furniture in the room.…
- 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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