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Maya 2018 Essential Training

Select objects

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    Learn to create high-quality 3D models and animations in Maya 2018. This course covers the core Maya skills—modeling, texturing, rendering, and animation—within a real-world, project-based workflow. The techniques you'll learn here translate equally well to film, motion graphics, game design, and animation.

    First explore the basics of the Maya interface, including selecting and manipulating objects, organizing scenes, and customizing the interface. Next, learn about polygonal modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and working with NURBS surfaces. Once you understand modeling, discover how to create and apply materials—adding color, texture, and reflectivity to your creations. Then integrate cameras, lighting, and effects into the rendering process, and leverage the new Arnold for Maya renderer. Last but not least, instructor George Maestri show how to add movement and life to your work with Maya's animation tools.


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    - [Instructor] In order to work with objects in Maya, you have to select them. So, let's take a look at how to select objects. We do it using the select tool. So, we can find that here, in the interface. And if we hover over it, you'll see that the hotkey for that is the letter Q. Now, selecting can be as simple as left-clicking, so if I left-click on an object, it highlights and that tells me it is selected. If I want to de-select an object, all I have to do is left-click outside of any object, in other words, left-click on nothing, and that object will de-select. Another way to de-select an object is to select a different object. So, if I select this chair, and then go over and select this couch, the chair will de-select. Now, if I wanted to select both of them, I can, but I have to use the Shift key. So, I can select the chair, hold down the Shift key, and select the couch, and now both of these are selected. Now, notice how the couch has a different color highlight than the chair.…

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