Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of the Maya interface, part of Maya Essentials 1: Interface and Organization.
Let's get started by looking at the Maya Interface.…Now this is the default interface that Maya presents itself when you first turn it on.…Maya can be configured to have a number of different looks and feels.…But let's just start with a basic default interface.…Now to start off with Maya we have a standard menu bar like we have in most programs.…We have File, Edit, Modify, and so on.…Now in Maya this menu actually is flexible, in other words, it can change the way it looks.…
Right here we have a pull down menu that shows a number of different menu sets, right now…we have it set on the Animation menu set, and as you see over here to the right we have…all the animation tools.…Now if we were to change that say to Polygons, you will see how these menus change.…So we have starting with Mesh, Edit Mesh, Proxy, and so on.…And we can do the same with Surfaces, Dynamics and more.…I am going to go ahead and put this back to Animation.…
Along the second line here, we have a number of icons that allow you to do things, we have…
- 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
Maya Essentials 5: Animation Toolswith George Maestri1h 20m Beginner
1. Setting Up Maya
2. Understanding the Maya Interface
3. Manipulating Objects
4. Staying Organized
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