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Learning Maya Book (1)

Learning Maya Book (1)

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As Primitive Man walks along, you want his
body to look up and down as if he is a tourist
exploring an unfamiliar place. You will
keyframe this motion using the rotation of the
spine joint that you set up earlier with a
selection handle.

388 Learning Maya

Lesson 16

Setting keys for the spine

1Set keys on the joint rotation

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Go to frame 1.

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Select the spine joint using its
selection handle.

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Press Shift e to set keys on the three
rotation channels of this node.

Selected spine joint

2Auto Key the rotation of the joint

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Go to frame 22.

s

Rotate the spine joint so that the
character appears to be looking
down to his right.

Pose at frame 22

s

Go to frame 36.

s

Rotate the spine joint so that the
character appears to be looking
down and to his left.

Pose at frame 36

s

Go to frame 61.

s

Rotate the spine joint so that the
character appears to be looking up
and to his left.

Pose at frame 61

s

Go to frame 90.

s

Rotate the spine joint so that the
character appears to be looking
ahead in a normal position.

Learning Maya 389

Animating a Walk Cycle

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