Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
This is a video tutorial of how to make the frames for a dynamically animated set of three bullets dropping onto a floor in Maya. As with anything it is of course dependant upon how long you spend with something what the results you get are going to be like.
So here's the link to the video http://files.filefront.com/Bulletsavi/;5392647;;/fileinfo.html
If you don't have the codecs installed to allow you to play this then there's a player here: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/accessories/player.asp Which should be able to play it for you.
For this tutorial I'm going to be assuming some very basic knowledge of Maya. How to move the view-port around, the keyboard shortcuts for select, move, rotate, and scale.
If you don't know anything about the program then these are the shortcuts you'll need to know:
Select tool = q Move tool = w Rotate tool = e Scale tool = r
To rotate the camera press the Alt key and use the left mouse button To pan the camera press the Alt key and use the middle mouse button To zoom the camera press the Alt key and use the right mouse button
I may go over setting up the interface for people who don't know anything about the program at all in another tutorial in the future but you really should be able to learn that from Maya's extensive help-files so I'm not sure it's worth my time.