Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Navigation, part of Maya 2015 Essential Training.
…Now that we have all the housekeeping out of…the way, let's get down to actually using Maya.…We're going to start off with navigation.…Now, navigation in Maya requires a three-button mouse.…Now, if you have a laptop with a…two-button touchpad, or maybe an Apple machine that has…a two or even one-button mouse, do yourself a…favor, go out and get a three button mouse.…It'll be the best thing you ever got for Maya.…So with that in mind, let's show you how to use those three buttons.…Basically, navigation is a combination of one keyboard key and one mouse button.…
So, we hold down the Alt or Cmd key,…depending on whether you have a PC or Mac keyboard.…Now, that's the key immediately to the side of the spacebar.…So, you hold down Alt or Cmd and left click and we can rotate the view.…So, if you move the mouse left and right you're…rotating left and right or up and down or any combination.…Alt and middle click pans the view.…
Alt, and right click dollies the camera.…In other words, it moves the camera in and out.…
- Getting familiar with the Maya interface
- Creating hierarchies and layers
- Creating polygonal objects
- Working with subdivision surfaces
- Extruding a mesh
- Smoothing geometry
- Lofting and extruding with the NURBS curves tools
- Converting NURBS to polygons
- Creating and applying texture maps
- Applying UV mapping
- Adding lights and cameras to a scene
- Creating realistic effects such as depth of field
- Batch rendering
- Animating in Maya
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started in Maya 2015
2. Organizing Maya Scenes
3. Creating Polygonal Models
4. Editing Meshes
5. Refining Meshes
6. NURBS Modeling Techniques
7. Refining NURBS Models
8. Creating Materials
9. Applying Textures
10. Rendering in Maya
11. Animating in Maya
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