Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Grouping objects , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
Another way to organize objects in Maya is to group them.…Now this is just another way of creating hierarchy, but instead of having one object as the parent,…we have what's called a group node as the parent.…Let me show you how this works. So let's go in to our Outliner.…Now as we did before we can just create a simple hierarchy, so, for example, if I have…selected all the oranges in the bowl, by Shift+ Selecting them, I can middle click and drag them over…the bowl to create a hierarchy, so now when I select the bowl, all the oranges move with the bowl.…
Now we also have the same thing happening here with the table.…I have a separate table top, a table bottom and the legs of the table are all separate…objects, so if I were to move the table top, I would move it separately from all the other objects.…So I want to organize these into an object, so if I wanted to, I could, for example, take…all the legs and the table bottom and make them a child of the table top, but another…way to do this is to group them.…
- 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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