Get an in-depth look at pivots in Maya 2019. Pivots are a user-defined point on an object within Maya that allow you to specify the center of rotation and scale as objects are manipulated. George shows how to find the current pivot as well as how to move the pivot to any point in 3D space using a simple key command.
- [Narrator] When you rotate and scale objects in Maya…you rotate and scale them around the object's pivot point.…Now that pivot point is determined by how the object…is modeled but you can also manipulate those as well.…Now, we have this turn table here, and so let's go ahead…and select the platter of the turn table.…Now when we do go into move mode by hitting w,…you'll see that the pivot for this platter…is pretty much centered, so if I were to go…in to my rotate tool and rotate this around y,…the platter spins basically the way that we expect it to.…
Now these knobs don't have their pivots in the right place,…so I kind of move the pivots of these knobs.…So if we select this object and go into move mode,…you can see the pivot fairly clearly.…And you can see that it's actually off of the center…of this knob so if I were to say rotate this,…it rotates around that center, not the center of the object.…Now we can fix this using a couple of different methods.…For an object like this it's probably easiest…just to center the pivot.…
- Getting familiar with the Maya interface
- Configuring viewports and workspaces
- Selecting and manipulating objects
- Creating hierarchies and layers in scenes
- Creating polygonal models
- Modeling and refining polygonal meshes
- Working with subdivision surfaces
- Sculpting a basic landscape
- NURBs modeling
- Creating and applying materials and textures
- Adding lights and cameras to a scene
- Rendering in Arnold
- Animating in Maya
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Maya Interface
2. Select and Manipulate Objects
3. Organize Maya Scenes
4. Create Polygonal Models
5. Model Polygonal Meshes
6. Refine Polygonal Meshes
7. NURBS Modeling Techniques
8. Refine NURBS Models
9. Create Materials
10. Apply Materials and Textures
11. Render in Maya
12. Render in Arnold
13. Animate in Maya
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