Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Rotating and scaling , part of Maya Essentials 1: Interface and Organization.
Now let's take a look at the Rotate and Scale tool.…Now these tools are all part of the same kind of set of tools here.…We have Select, which is the Q key, W is Move, E is Rotate and R is Scale.…A lot of times you want to think that R is for Rotate seems rather logical, but in Maya it's actually E.…The reason we do that is because it's really just a line of keys long the top of the keyboard Q, W, E, R.…
And it really gives you a very easy way to access all of these tools.…And once you've learned to keep your hand there, you can switch between these very, very quickly.…I am going to go ahead and select the rotate tool, and again just like with the Select…tool you can just left-click on any object and select it for rotation.…If I were to Shift+Select, I could actually select multiple objects.…And again, left-clicking off of those, deselects.…So once I have an object selected for rotation, you will notice this little gimbal ball kind…of shows up, and that's our rotation gizmo.…
And this allows us to rotate the object around the standard axes.…
- 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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