Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting objects , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
Now let's take a look at how to manipulate objects in Maya, before we manipulate anything…we will need to select the object, so I have a very simple scene here with just four chairs.…Now I have turned on hardware texturing so that way you can see the texture of the chairs,…and if you don't see those let's go ahead and make sure that we go into File > Set Project…and make sure we set it to our current chapter which is manipulating Objects.…In order to select an object in Maya we just use a Select tool.…
The Select tool is here in the toolbox, it's just on the top left corner, but if we have…something else selected, all you have to do is hit the Q key on the keyboard.…Now there are actually four keys here that are really important, they are along the top…row of the letters of the keyboard.…They are Q for Select, W for Move, E for Rotate and R for Scale.…Now notice how my tools change here.…So Q is Select, W, Move, E for Rotate, R for Scale.…
So let's take a look at Selection first.…So in order to select an object, I should be in Select mode and just go ahead and left-click on the object.…
- 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
1. Setting Up Maya
2. Understanding the Maya Interface
3. Manipulating Objects
4. Staying Organized
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