Chapter 2 Introduction to Animation

Computer animation has revolutionized the way stories are told. Whether the animation is used for entertainment, to advertise a product, or to demonstrate a complex scientific principle, the ability to construct virtual three-dimensional objects and then manipulate their movements over time has given the artist an unprecedented amount of power. Creative Autodesk® Maya® users will find that there are few limits to what they can accomplish through animation.

Animation in Maya is accomplished through a wide variety of tools and techniques. The goal of this chapter is to show you how to use the tools in Maya to animate the attributes of various nodes. Gaining an understanding of how you can solve problems in ...

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