Animation Layers

Undecided? Animation layers will let you organize and create unlimited variations in your work. Much like layers in Photoshop, you can control what curves are playing where and how much they influence the final result. Mix and match to your heart’s content and come up with new ideas.


SINCE THEIR INTRODUCTION, Animation Layers have been one of the most powerful tools yet in computer animation. they exponentially increase the ease of creative tasks like trying different approaches and variations, and they make working with curves much simpler and more compartmentalized.

However, they’re still a relatively new tool in Maya. ...

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