Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Hypergraph , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
Another way to organize objects in Maya is to use what's called the Hypergraph.…Now this is kind of like the Outliner, but a little bit more graphical in the way that you look at it.…Now let's take a look at the scene first in the Outliner, as you can see, we've got objects…in the scene, we've got the chairs, we've got the table, the bowl, and we've also got…a group here for the room.…Now if we take a look at the same thing in the Hypergraph, you will see a graphical representation of this.…
So I'm going to go into WindowHypergraph Hierarchy, and what this does is it shows…me all the object in the room or all of the nodes in the scene, as you can see it's a…pretty wide window here.…But this is almost like a viewport in the way that you can navigate it.…So if I hold down the Alt key here, I can certainly navigate using my standard navigation controls.…So if I roll my middle mouse button, I can zoom in and out, and so on.…We also have a number of different options here for framing things.…
So if I wanted to frame everything in the scene, I could just hit this button to Frame All.…
- 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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