Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Navigating Maya viewports, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
One of the most important things you need to know in Maya is how to navigate with a viewport.…Now I have a simple file open, with some table and chairs, but if we want let's go ahead…and make sure that we set our project to Maya Interface, and that will make sure that that…all the textures come through.…And this will be the same project we'll use throughout this chapter.…Now navigating in Maya is basically just done through the mouse and the keyboard.…Now all you have to do to navigate in Maya is to hold down the Alt key, and then use…the three buttons of the mouse.…
So if I hold down the Alt key and left-click, you'll see this little rotate icon comes up,…and then all I have to do is move my mouse, and you can see I can spin around this scene.…If I hold down Alt and right-click, notice how it comes into this zoom in and out.…So if I move my cursor left and right, I can zoom in and out.…Again, holding down Alt or command and middle clicking, you can see we can pan.…So between these three, you can see you can very quickly go and manipulate your scene.…
- 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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