Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Maya Essentials 1: Interface and Organization.
If you are a lynda.com premium subscriber, you'll get the exercise files as a download. Now when you get the exercise files, go ahead and uncompress them and place them on your Desktop just like we have here. Now in this folder, we have several folders, one for each chapter. As we get into Maya, you will realize also that each one of these is a Maya Project. So when you first start a chapter, go ahead and set this folder as your Project and everything should line up properly.
- 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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