Maya 7 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickstart Guide by Danny Riddell

By Danny Riddell

Including instruments that permit clients to achieve the 2nd Toon glance of comedian books, cartoons, manga and anime; create outstanding garments, fur or lengthy hair for characters; and stream facts quick backward and forward among Maya and Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, an already cool application simply received even cooler. the following to take budding animators and modelers from zero to 60 quickly in Maya 7 is the eagerly expected replace to everybody's favourite Maya tome: Maya 7: visible QuickStart advisor! In those pages, best-selling authors Danny Riddell and Steve Anzovin use a mixture of task-based guide and powerful visible aids to take readers step-by-step via all of Maya's necessities: unsurpassed personality rigging and posing, integration with crucial creation tolls comparable to Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and extra. either starting clients, who need a thorough advent to the subject, and extra complex clients, who're searching for a handy reference, will locate what they want right here in elementary language and during with ease available examples, peppered with a whole lot timesaving guidance and methods. through the tip of the amount, clients could be growing their very own exchange universes in Maya 7!"

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2. 3). 3. Tracking moves a view up, down, or sideways. Here we track right in a scene of a fruit bowl. [View full size image] To dolly a view: 50 51 1. Move the mouse over any panel. 2. 4). 4. Dollying is used to zoom in and out of the scene; moving the mouse right while dollying enlarges the view. [View full size image] To tumble the view: 1. Move the mouse over the Perspective view. 2. 5). 5. Tumbling rotates a view around its center point. Here we tumble 180 degrees around the fruit bowl. [View full size image] Tips 51 52 • You can use the scroll wheel on your mouse to dolly without holding down any other mouse buttons.

Even without creating a bookmark, you can navigate back through recent viewpoints by selecting Previous View from a panel's View menu; you can use the Next View menu option to go forward again. Alternatively, you can use the square bracket keys, and. The View menu also includes the Frame All and Frame Selection options, but you may find it more convenient to use the equivalent keyboard shortcuts. Framing automatically positions the camera to give the user the best view of one or more objects in a scene.

View full size image] To dolly a view: 50 51 1. Move the mouse over any panel. 2. 4). 4. Dollying is used to zoom in and out of the scene; moving the mouse right while dollying enlarges the view. [View full size image] To tumble the view: 1. Move the mouse over the Perspective view. 2. 5). 5. Tumbling rotates a view around its center point. Here we tumble 180 degrees around the fruit bowl. [View full size image] Tips 51 52 • You can use the scroll wheel on your mouse to dolly without holding down any other mouse buttons.

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