Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Working in the animation layer interface, part of Maya 2009 New Features.
Now let's take a look at animation layers. What this does is it allows you to…place motion on multiple layers and then be able to mix and switch between…different types of motion. You can also blend motion together to create all…sorts of really cool effects.…The file we have open is called Simple_ WalkRun.mb. Now, if I hit Play, you will…see I have a simple walk. Now this is just a walk cycle. Now this walk is…actually on a layer. So you can see here, we have several different types of…layers. We have a Walk, a Run and a BaseAnimation layer. Now these layers are…in what's called the Animation Layer menu. This is very similar to Display…Layers, which we have all worked with, Render Layers and now the new one is…called Animation Layers.…
Now if I want, I can take this layer and I can actually manipulate it. So if I…hit Play, you can see if I hit this Mute button, you can turn on and off the…animation. There is another button here called solo and what this does is…allows you to solo the animation. So if you've got more than one clip mixed,…
- Working with the new interface
- Organizing assets
- Creating muscles
- Sculpting muscle shapes
- Working with nParticles
- Creating emitters
- Animating with layers
Skill Level Intermediate
Maya: Lighting and Rendering with mental raywith Eric Keller4h 56m Intermediate
1. Working with the New Interface and Selection Tools
2. Organizing with Maya Assets
3. Creating Maya Muscles
4. Working with nParticles
5. Animating with Animation Layers
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