Maya 2014 New Features

with Aaron F. Ross
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Maya 2014 New Features
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Maya 2014 New Features introduces the major improvements to Maya 2014. Aaron F. Ross demonstrates the improvements to interface items like the Graph Editor, management tools like the Node Editor, and cameras and views, including the new Grease Pencil for drawing in viewports. He then focuses on the new Modeling Toolkit, which includes a multicomponent mode, new mesh editing functionality with Quad Draw, transform constraint, shrink-wrapping, automatic symmetry, and more. Last, learn to create Paint Effects that stick to your geometry and have realistic growth patterns.

Topics include:
  • What's new in Maya 2014
  • Using the Node Editor
  • Understanding binary compatibility
  • Using Increment & Save
  • Creating a camera from a view
  • Drawing in the viewport with Grease Pencil
  • Making selections in multicomponent mode
  • Enabling symmetry
  • Choosing transform options
  • Refining with Multi-Cut
  • Transforming edges with Edit Edge Flow
  • Creating Paint Effects
  • Sculpting with Occupation Volume
3D + Animation


- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Aaron F. Ross and I'd like to welcome you to Maya 2014 New Features. Maya 2014 is a very solid release with major improvements in several key areas. Among the features we'll cover in this course are the following new features, Asset Management Tools, such as the File Path Editor, usability improvements to the Node Editor, camera and viewport upgrades, drawing an annotation in the view port with Grease Pencil. Most significantly, we'll make an exhausted survey of the new modeling toolkit including multicomponent Mode, mesh editing tools, such as Quad Draw, transform constraints and shrinkwrapping, automatic symmetry and more.

We'll also take a good look at the amazing improvements to paint effects which can now collide and stick to geometry as well as occupy surfaces and volumes for more realistic growth patterns. I'm delighted to be your guide as we explore what I call the wonderful world of Maya.

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