Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Manipulating pivots , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
Now as you start rotating and scaling objects, you will need to be aware of these pivot point of the object.…Let me show you what I mean, I have a simple chair here, and if I select this chair, you…can see how it's got this pivot point here, it's kind of at the bottom center, kind of…at the origin of the scene.…Now if I were to go to rotate this object, it will rotate around that point.…Now sometimes that's not bad, if I were to rotate this chair vertically, that's not a…bad thing, if I were to rotate it horizontally, maybe.…
But let's say if I wanted to rotate it around so that the chair was tipped up on one or both legs.…If I were to do that let's say I were to tip this chair back, it actually looks like the…chair is kind of going through this original here or the floor, and that's not really what I want.…I want to rotate it around that leg.…In order to do that, we need to change where the object pivots.…We can do this by using the Move tool and a special key stroke here.…Now on the PC it's the Insert key, on the Mac it's the Home key.…
- 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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