Learn the essentials of animation and creative methods for using Maya's animation tools. Contains over 5 hours of project-based training for aspiring animators and experienced artists seeking a refresher. Popular highlights include: Overview of Animation Tools; Manipulating Animation in Graph Editor; Ghosting Animation; Exploring Various Cycle Options; Editing Keys; Modifying Tangent Handles; Set Driven Keys; Creating Turn Tables; Outputting Animation for Preview; Copying and Pasting Key frames; Animation Curve Node; Dope Sheet; Motion Paths; Seamlessly Cycling Animation; Holding Current Keys; Insert Keys Tool; Breaking Tangents for Weight; Optimizing Key Frame Data; Animating with Constraints; Overview of Trax Editor; Fine-tuning Function Curves; Baking Animation Data; Simplifying Function Curves; Breakdown Keys; Buffer Function Curves. Software required: Maya 8 and up (Maya 2008 required to open project files).
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.