Soft selecting objects


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Soft selecting objects

Another new feature in Maya 2011 are some changes to Soft Select. Now, I have a file here called SoftSelect.ma and that's open. Let me show you what's in this file. We have actually two layers. We have a layer which has a sphere and a plane and another one which has some bowling pins. So, let's go-ahead and bring up layer two which has the sphere on the plane, and I want to refresh your memory on how Soft Select works.

So Soft Select really is just a way to organically model within Maya. So for example, if I were to just model this sphere, I could right-click over it and select Vertex and that will give me access to all the vertices. And if I wanted to, I could just move those around. But as you can see, this is a very harsh way to model. It's not really organic. I'm just kind of pulling very specific vertices. So, if undo that and actually turn on Soft Select, if I double-click on the Move tool you could see how we have actually a soft selection rollout here.

And if I ...

Soft selecting objects
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Soft selecting objects provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2011 New Features

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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