Working in the animation layer interface


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Working in the animation layer interface

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 t...

Working in the animation layer interface
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Working in the animation layer interface provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2009 New Features

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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