Maya Essentials 1: Interface and Organization

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The Maya Essentials with George Maestri is a staggered introduction to Maya, designed in installments that can be completed within two hours. This first course in the series introduces designers to the Maya environment and shows them how to move objects and keep scenes organized. Discover how to navigate within your projects; configure viewports; select, move, rotate, and scale objects; and create layers and groups.

Topics include:

  • Configuring your computer to work best with Maya
  • Setting preferences
  • Enabling plug-ins
  • Using the Hotbox
  • Using the Move tool
  • Manipulating pivots
  • Understanding the Channel Box
  • Creating hierarchies
  • Hiding and showing objects
  • Working with selection masks
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Course Hours: 1h 35
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