Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Channel Box , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
There are other ways to manipulate objects in the scene and one of them is to use the Channel Box.…Now the Channel Box is usually on the right side of the screen here, we have two buttons…here, one is for the Attribute Editor, the other is for the Channel Box.…When I have the Channel Box open, you can see I've got it here, and typically a lot…of people use both here, so we have both the Channel Box and the Attribute Editor selected,…and then that just gives you two tabs along the right side here.…I want to make sure I have my Channel Box open, and let's go ahead and select my object.…
And when I do that, you'll notice here we've got the name of the object, but we also have…Translation, Rotation and Scale values.…If I want I can manipulate the object as normal, so if I hit W to go into Move mode, I can…certainly move my object however I want, and notice how the Translation values here are…changing interactively as I move my object.…I can just hit Ctrl+Z to Undo those if I want.…
And if I want I can type in the values myself.…
- 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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