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Learning Autodesk Maya 2010: Foundation by Autodesk Maya Press

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Lesson 24

Motion Path

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In this lesson, you will animate Romeo riding the scooter in the alley. To do so, you will use a motion path to determine the trajectory of the scooter, then keyframe some secondary animation to refine the motion.

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • How to constrain the character to the scooter
  • How to make a surface live
  • How to define a motion path
  • How to shape the path to edit the animation
  • How to update the path markers
  • How to constrain about the normals of a surface
  • How to keyframe secondary animation

Path animation

Path animations are created by assigning an object or series of objects to a path. This creates ...

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