Learn a powerful workflow to the new animation layering feature set in Maya 2009. Gain more flexibility and learn nondestructive techniques that can be used to create and edit any animation. Contains 2 hours of project-based training. Popular highlights include: Overview of Animation Layers; Animating on Layers; Practical Layering Workflows; Importing and Exporting Animation Layers; Working with Layer Modes; Merging Layers; Baking Layers; Using Expressions with Layers; Controlling a Layer's Weight; Filtering Layered Keyframes; Understanding Animation Layer Hierarchies; Examining the Animation Layer Node; Utilizing Animation Layers as Takes; Adjusting the Animation Layer Editor's Layout; Packaging Layers into Containers; Working with Layers and Trax Editor; Ghosting Animation Layers; Template F-curves of Layered Animation; Animation Layer States; Using Constraints with Layers; Parenting layers; Using the Animation Layer Toolbar and Pane; Copying Layers; Extracting Animation into New Layers; Adding and Removing Objects and Attributes in Layers. Software required: Maya 2009 and up.
Delano works avidly as an animation author at Pluralsight. Starting his career at animation studios like Shilo, Delano has developed a strong passion for his talents. His animation and rigging background help him teach and create some of the most-watched training on Pluralsight.