Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the Mac, part of Creating Natural Environments in Maya.
If you're using Maya on the Mac, then there are a couple of…special considerations.…You can get the black text on a white background,…but you have to jump through a couple extra hoops to do that, and I'll be happy…to show you how to do it.…You'll also want to check in on your System Preferences, especially your mouse…and keyboard Settings, and I'll also be showing you how to set the project--…which is just the same as it is on Windows.…So first of all, the Maya interface scheme.…Currently we've got this dark interface.…I want to get a light interface.…So, I am going to exit out of Maya, and go to the Applications folder.…
So we've got a Finder window open, here is Applications, and I'm looking for…Autodesk/maya2011.…You'll see that Maya shortcut is here, and if you haven't already done it, you…can drag that onto your dock.…We need to launch the Maya Terminal, which is a command-line interface.…So I'll double-click on Maya Terminal.…It takes a moment for it to log us in.…Once it's logged in, I'll enter the command, which is simply "maya," a space,…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
Recommended prerequisite: Maya 2011 Essential Training
- Laying out the scene
- Sculpting terrain with Soft Selection and the Sculpt Geometry tool
- Creating 2D textures using Artisan and Paint Effects
- Applying 2D and 3D procedural textures
- Building backgrounds with skydomes and matte paintings
- Shaping clouds with Maya Fluids
- Creating non-physical daylight and casting shadows
- Rendering with Maya software
Skill Level Intermediate
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.
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.
Creating Textures and Shaders in Mayawith Eric Keller3h 30m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 Essential Trainingwith Michael Ninness11h 15m Beginner
1. Terrain Modeling
4. Fluid Clouds
5. 3D Paint Effects
6. Lighting and Rendering
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