In order to get smooth animation, there are times when the animator needs to see multiple frames overlaid on top of each other. Mayas ghosting feature can create this effect. In this video, George shows how to create and manage ghosting for animation in Maya. He shows how to control the depth and timing of the effect.
- [Instructor] When you animate objects,…there are many times…when you'll need to visualize your animation…to see a little bit more clearly…how your object is moving through the scene.…So, Maya has a number of different tools,…and they're all located under the Visualize menu…in the Animation menu set.…So, probably the easiest one to understand…is called ghosting.…Now, what we can do is we can actually ghost an object,…so that way, it kind of overlays…the previous frames onto the current frame.…
Now, if we go into Ghost Selected,…we can also select the options for that,…and we can use what are called global preferences…or we can do custom frame steps.…We can do custom key steps or only keyframes.…Now, I'm going to leave it at Global preferences,…and let's go ahead and select this rocket body…and ghost it.…Now, when I do, notice how…it overlays…that animation, so that way I can kind of visualize…how it is going.…
Now, if I want to get rid of this,…I can go back into the Visualize menu,…I can do Unghost Selected, or Unghost All,…
- Getting familiar with the Maya interface
- Configuring viewports and workspaces
- Selecting and manipulating objects
- Creating hierarchies and layers in scenes
- Creating polygonal models
- Modeling and refining polygonal meshes
- Working with subdivision surfaces
- Sculpting a basic landscape
- NURBs modeling
- Creating and applying materials and textures
- Adding lights and cameras to a scene
- Rendering in Arnold
- Animating in Maya
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Maya Interface
2. Select and Manipulate Objects
3. Organize Maya Scenes
4. Create Polygonal Models
5. Model Polygonal Meshes
6. Refine Polygonal Meshes
7. NURBS Modeling Techniques
8. Refine NURBS Models
9. Create Materials
10. Apply Materials and Textures
11. Render in Maya
12. Render in Arnold
13. Animate in Maya
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