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By Kelly L. Murdock

This article exhibits readers tips to use this renowned 3D modeling, animation and rendering package deal. 3D photographs reminiscent of these created utilizing Maya have seemed in videos, tv and video games and because the call for for all these photographs elevate, so will the variety of 3D artists wishing to profit those abilities.

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Learning the Maya Interface Chapter A NOTE If Popup Help doesn’t appear when you move the cursor over an icon button, enable it by using Help, Popup Help. Watching for cursor clues Another helpful visual clue is that the cursor will change when it is over a toolbar button that has an available right-click popup menu. This new cursor displays a small menu icon under the cursor arrow, like the one shown in Figure A-8. When this icon appears, you can right-click to access an additional menu of options.

With the cylinder still selected, enter a value of -2 in the TranslateY attribute and press the Enter key. 2. 2 and press the Enter key. FIGURE A-46 2. Drag over the top of all objects in the Front view to select all objects. 3. Hold down the Ctrl/Command key and drag over the plane object and the Soft Modification icon to remove them from the selection. 4. With just the tree objects selected, click on the Move tool and drag the tree objects upward and over in the Side view until they are positioned on top of the plane object, as shown in Figure A-46.

Remember that any menu item or icon button that includes the word tool in its name will remain active until another tool is selected and will appear at the bottom of the Toolbox. NOTE The last slot in the Toolbox is reserved for tools selected from the menus. The Toolbox tools will not occupy this slot. Switching layouts Beneath the Toolbox are several buttons, as shown in Figure A-36, that allow you to quickly change the layout of the Maya interface. The default layout options include Single Perspective View, Four View, Perspective/Outliner, Perspective/Graph Editor, Hypershade/Perspective, and Perspective/Hypergraph/Graph.

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