Preparing for the lessons

To ensure the lessons work as described, do these steps before beginning:

  1. Select Window > Settings/Preferences > Preferences. Click the Settings category and set the Time option to Film (24 fps) so your animation plays at the rate of 24 frames per second. Click the Save button.
  2. If you have not already done so, copy the GettingStarted folder from its installation location to your projects directory. Then, set the GettingStarted directory as your Maya project. For more information, see Copying and setting the Maya project.
  3. Select the Animation menu set. Unless otherwise noted, the directions in this chapter for making menu selections assume you’ve already selected the Animation menu set.