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How to Cheat in Maya 2012 by Eric Luhta

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Gimbal Lock

If you’ve experienced the pain of gimbal lock in the past, put those dark days behind you. We’ll not only learn exactly what gimbal lock is, but also how to never let it possess (as in a poltergeist-ey kinda way) your rigs again.

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EVEN A BRIGHT STAR in the creative universe like animation has its dark nemeses, things that conspire to rob you of your inspiration and turn your artistic endeavour into a hair reduction session. One of the most common technical gremlins an animator has to deal with from time to time is gimbal lock. It’s derailed many animations, and it just may have its sights set on yours next…

But so what! You’ve got ...

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