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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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Panels and Frequently Used Windows

The main focus of Maya is, of course, its work windows (called panels)—the perspective and orthographic views. You use these windows to create, manipulate, and view 3D objects, particles, and animations. By using the mouse, you can navigate in these views easily. Navigation in almost all panel views involves a combination of mouse control and keyboard input.

Perspective/Orthographic Windows

The default Maya layout begins with a full-screen perspective view, as shown in Figure 3-10. This is essentially a camera view and expresses real-world depth through the simulation of perspective. In this window, you can see your creation in three dimensions and move around it in real time to get a sense of proportion and ...

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