Rotating and scaling


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Rotating and scaling

Maya also allows you to rotate and scale objects. Now rotation and scale work pretty similar to the Move tool. Now again, let's reiterate the QWERTY keys here. Q, if we hit the Q, that's select. W is move, E is rotate, and R is scale. So let's go ahead and select this couch. I am going to hit E to go to the Rotate tool. And in fact, I am going zoom in. Now notice how you can actually zoom and orbit and pan while the Rotate tool is active. Just as long as you don't click anywhere within this area where the tool gizmo is you can actually position your camera, so you can see exactly what you're doing.

Now let's take a look at this Rotate tool. Notice how we have, again, three colored axis. We have red, green and blue, and these correspond to X, Y and Z. But in this case we are rotating around the axis. So, for example, the Y is our up and down axis. If I grab the green bar there, you'll notice I'm actually rotating around that vertical pivot. It's almost like t...

Rotating and scaling
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Rotating and scaling provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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