Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Move tool , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
Now selecting objects is great, but a lot of times we'll need to move our objects around…and for that we need to use the Move tool.…Now the Move tool is here on the tool bar, we can just click on that.…As we select objects, you can see, we can select objects in the Move tool exactly the…way we use with the Selection tool.…So I can select one object, I can Shift+ Select multiple objects, I can left-click off of…those objects to deselect them. I can also rubber band select objects.…
Now the Move tool in this case acts just as a Selection tool, but you'll notice one additional…thing with this Move tool, and that's this little gizmo.…So if I'm in Select mode, that gizmo goes away, but once I'm in Move mode, it appears.…Now remember, Q is for Select and W is for Move.…Now once I'm in Move mode I have this little gizmo, which allows me to position the object.…This gizmo has three axes.…
The red axis is the X-axis, the green axis is Y and the blue axis is Z, and you can see…that here in the little bottom corner of the viewport, we have X, Y, and Z.…
- 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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