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Learning Autodesk Maya 2010: Foundation by Autodesk Maya Press

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Lesson 01

Primitives

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This lesson teaches you how to build and transform primitives in 3D space in order to create a rudimentary environment, in which you will set up some animation shown in this book. You will explore the Autodesk® Maya® user interface (UI) as you learn how to build and develop your scene.

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • How to set a new Maya project
  • How to create primitive objects
  • How to move objects in 3D space
  • How to duplicate objects
  • How to change the shape of objects
  • How to use the Maya view tools
  • How to change the display of your objects
  • How to name your objects
  • How to save your scene

Setting up Maya software ...

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