Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with reference edits, part of Maya: Workflow Tips.
…A really powerful application of referencing is the ability…to store changes to referenced scenes separately from the…scenes themselves. So, in other words, I could make…modeling adjustments to this tablecloth and then store those…adjustments in a separate file, and maybe store multiple…versions of it, and I can swap them in…and out at will. Or maybe I have a…character and I can animate different walk cycles, and…I can store each one of those out as a separate…edit file, and referencing makes all that possible. Here's a scene…in which I've got a couple of objects referenced in. We…can go and take a look at the reference editor. File…> Reference Editor. And we've got a tablecloth and we've also…got the teapot. I'm really focused on the tablecloth right now.…
What I wanna do is make some modeling changes to it,…so I'll select it and I'll right-click and choose Vertex mode and…select a point on here. And I can press the B key to activate soft selection and…I can hold down B in order to change the radius. I just wanna make some adjustments…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Managing projects assets
- Versioning scenes
- Importing, exporting, and sending scenes to other applications
- Referencing files
- Populating a master scene with assembly references
- Loading and unloading modules
- Setting options for new scenes
- Customizing Maya's interface
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Asset Management
2. Customizing the Interface
3. User Preferences
4. Working with Scenes
5. Referencing and Scene Assembly
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