In this video, George presents an overview of the Dope Sheet in Maya. He discusses the basic interface, and then shows ways to edit animation by manipulating keys. He goes over how to select and adjust keys using the Dope Sheet and how to move blocks of keys or individual attributes.
- [Male Voiceover] Another way to manipulate animation…is to use the Dope Sheet.…Now this allows you to manipulate…individual attributes or groups of attributes…but it does not allow you to view curves so…it lies somewhere between the Timeline…and the Graph Editor so…let's take a look at how this works.…We can find this under Windows,…Animation Editors, Dope Sheet and…when I bring it up, it brings up this graphical interface.…Now if I click on an object such as this rocket,…you'll see that it has keys here that…match the keys on the Timeline so…we have keys here at one,…twenty five and fifty.…
Now one of the neat things about the Dope Sheet is that…it also allows you to get quickly into the Graph Editor.…So up here in the top right hand corner…you'll see these two buttons.…One of them looks like a little graph…and if I click on that,…it immediately brings me into the Graph Editor.…If I click on this little grid shape icon,…it brings me back to the Dope Sheet.…So this is a great way to toggle back and forth…between those two interfaces.…
First explore the basics of the Maya interface, including selecting and manipulating objects, organizing scenes, and customizing the interface. Next, learn about polygonal modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and working with NURBS surfaces. Once you understand modeling, discover how to create and apply materials—adding color, texture, and reflectivity to your creations. Then integrate cameras, lighting, and effects into the rendering process, and leverage the new Arnold for Maya renderer. Last but not least, instructor George Maestri show how to add movement and life to your work with Maya's animation tools.
- 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
Q: This course was updated on 11/15/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover Quad Draw, UV mapping complex objects, overrides in Render Setup, working with the Time Editor, and creating animation clips.
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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