Maya tutorial 2: animation: basic

In this lesson, we were shown how to animate basic 3D shapes in  Maya.

First of all, I created a basic cube and a sphere and, after selecting animation in the workspace settings, I selected translate X as a keyframe in the channel editor by right-clicking and selecting ‘ key selected’.

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setting up a keyframe

Then, after moving the timeline indicator to 25 frames ahead, I moved my cube along it’s X-axis, and checked that it actually animated by clicking play before moving on the sphere. I then repeated this process to achieve a small animation of a moving cube.

 

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