Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using groups as pivots, part of Maya 2015 Essential Training.
…Now groups can be used to organize scenes, but they can also…be used to add additional pivot and rotation points to your objects.…Let's take a look at this.…I've got this basic wagon here, and this is the one that we organized previously,…and the main node of this wagon is the body of the wagon, so if I select the…body, that's my main node, and this is great if I want to move the wagon around,…so I can basically just grab the body and move the wagon, and that works just fine.…
But if I wanted the wagon, say, to pop a wheelie, having…the pivot point here might not be the best way to do it.…So I can't, for example, rotate that wagon and…make it pop a wheelie the way that I want.…In this case it might be best to have an additional group.…So, what we can do is we can actually…just create a group that contains just the wagon.…So I'm going to select the body of the wagon, and hit Edit Group.…And notice how in the outliner we have our group…one, and under that we have the body of the wagon.…
Now, also notice how each object has a different pivot.…
- Getting familiar with the Maya interface
- Creating hierarchies and layers
- Creating polygonal objects
- Working with subdivision surfaces
- Extruding a mesh
- Smoothing geometry
- Lofting and extruding with the NURBS curves tools
- Converting NURBS to polygons
- Creating and applying texture maps
- Applying UV mapping
- Adding lights and cameras to a scene
- Creating realistic effects such as depth of field
- Batch rendering
- Animating in Maya
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started in Maya 2015
2. Organizing Maya Scenes
3. Creating Polygonal Models
4. Editing Meshes
5. Refining Meshes
6. NURBS Modeling Techniques
7. Refining NURBS Models
8. Creating Materials
9. Applying Textures
10. Rendering in Maya
11. Animating in Maya
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