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Painting on objects: Creating Natural Environments in Maya
Painting on objects: Creating Natural Environments in Maya

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Skill Level Intermediate
4h 18m
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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.

Any ideas?

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.

Skills covered in this course
3D + Animation Modeling Rendering Visual Effects Maya

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