Download Autodesk Maya 2017 A Comprehensive Guide by Prof. Sham Tickoo Purdue Univ PDF

By Prof. Sham Tickoo Purdue Univ

Welcome to the realm of Autodesk Maya 2017. Autodesk Maya 2017 is a strong, built-in 3D modeling, animation, visible results, and rendering software program constructed through Autodesk Inc. This built-in node established 3D software program unearths its software within the improvement of movies, video games, and layout tasks. quite a lot of 3D visible results, special effects, and personality animation instruments make it an amazing platform for 3D artists. The intuitive person interface and workflow instruments of Maya 2017 have made the activity of layout visualization experts much more straightforward. Autodesk Maya 2017: A complete consultant textbook covers all positive aspects of Autodesk Maya 2017 in an easy, lucid, and entire demeanour. It goals at harnessing the facility of Autodesk Maya 2017 for 3D and visible results artists, and architects. This textbook may help you remodel your mind's eye into truth conveniently. additionally, it's going to unharness your creativity, therefore aiding you create sensible 3D types, animation, and visible results. It caters to the wishes of either the beginner and complex clients of Maya 2017 and is superb for studying at your comfort and at your speed.

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The MEL command is a group of text strings that are used to perform various functions in Maya. It provides a brief description about the selected tool or the active area in the Maya interface. Figure 1-51 The Preferences dialog box Panel Menu The Panel menu is available in every viewport, as shown in Figure 1-52. The Panel menu comprises of six menus, which are discussed next. Figure 1-52 The Panel menu View The View menu is used to view the object in the viewport from different angles using different camera views.

Choose Navigate Shelves from the flyout; a cascading menu is displayed. From the cascading menu, choose Previous Shelf; the Animation tab is chosen displaying the dynamic specific icons. Next Shelf The Next Shelf option is used to choose the shelf that comes after the currently chosen Shelf. Jump to Shelf The Jump to Shelf option is used to choose the specific Shelf by entering its name. On choosing this option, the Jump to Shelf dialog box will be displayed, as shown in Figure 1-37. Enter the name of the shelf in the Shelf Name text box and choose the OK button; the Shelf tab with icons specific to the corresponding shelf are displayed.

To look around in a scene, you can move the virtual camera associated with the viewport. You can use the following shortcut keys while navigating the viewport. Keyboard Shortcut ALT+MMB+Drag ALT+RMB+Drag ALT +LMB+Drag Function Helps to pan the viewport Helps to dolly in and out the viewport. You can also use the scroll wheel to dolly in and out. Rotates or orbits the camera around in the persp window WORKSPACES In this version of Maya, workspaces are introduced. Maya comes with several predefined workspaces that you can access from the Workspaces drop-down list available on the far right of the menubar, as shown in Figure 1-70.

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