Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Creating Natural Environments in Maya.
That concludes our course in Maya 2011: Creating Natural Environments.…I'm Aaron F. Ross, and I want to thank you for watching.…I hope that you've learned enough that it sparks your interest to explore…further into Maya's wonderful tools, especially Paint Effects and fluids.…If you're really interested in learning more about this, check back at lynda.com…as we add more titles.…I can also recommend there is a wonderful blog on area.autodesk.com. There is a…blog by one Duncan Brinsmead, who is a principal scientist at Autodesk, and he is…the author of Paint Effects and primary author of Maya fluids.…
So it's really a good blog, and there is a lot of developing information in there…about new features and how to integrate things in really advanced ways.…So once again, I hope that you've learned everything that you wanted to learn…here, and I hope that inspires you to take it further and to create incredible…games, films, TV shows, illustrations, and all forms of media, using Maya's…incredible tools for modeling, animation, and rendering.…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
Recommended prerequisite: Maya 2011 Essential Training
- Laying out the scene
- Sculpting terrain with Soft Selection and the Sculpt Geometry tool
- Creating 2D textures using Artisan and Paint Effects
- Applying 2D and 3D procedural textures
- Building backgrounds with skydomes and matte paintings
- Shaping clouds with Maya Fluids
- Creating non-physical daylight and casting shadows
- Rendering with Maya software
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: When I create a new document and attempt to use the Fly tool, it works as expected. When I try to use the Fly tool with any of the downloaded exercise files, I get the following error message:
// Error: setAttr: A child attribute of 'camera1.rotate' is locked or connected and cannot be modified.
A: In some of the lessons, the camera is locked. That's by design.
If you want to unlock the camera, go to the Camera panel menu directly above the viewport. Choose View > Select Camera. Now look in the Channel Box. The Translate or Rotate channels may be grayed out. Click-drag the names (not the numbers) to select multiple channels. Then right-click and choose Unlock Selected.
One exception: if you see a channel displaying in blue, that means the camera is constrained to something. For example, the Rotate channels could be aim-constrained to the camera's aim point. You don't need to unlock these and you shouldn't try to change them or keyframe them.
Creating Textures and Shaders in Mayawith Eric Keller3h 30m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 Essential Trainingwith Michael Ninness11h 15m Beginner
1. Terrain Modeling
4. Fluid Clouds
5. 3D Paint Effects
6. Lighting and Rendering
Next steps1m 7s
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