Using the Move tool


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Using the Move tool

One of the things you'll doing in Maya a lot is using the Move tool, and this basically just moves things around. It either moves objects around, or parts of objects, or groups of objects around. So let's take a look at how this works. All you have to do is basically hit the W key of the keyboard, or select the Move tool from the toolbar. So again Q is the Select tool, W is the Move tool. So if I have the Move tool selected, I can use all of the same options I have with the Select tool.

So, for example, I could Shift+Select multiple objects, but notice how the cursor has changed, and I have this little kind of three arrows over the objects. So, for example, if I select this couch, I actually have three ways to move this object. I can actually move it along each of the axes in the scene. Now notice here along the bottom of this Viewport, I have an X, a Y and a Z axis. So basically X would be east and west, Z would be north and south, and Y would be up and down.

So these are the three ...

Using the Move tool
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Using the Move tool provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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