Do these steps to ensure
the lessons in this chapter work as described:
File > New Scene to
create a new scene before you start each lesson.
- 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.
Window > Settings/Preferences > Preferences.
Click Time Slider under Categories and
make sure the Playback Speed is set to Play
every frame. Dynamic animation plays more accurately
with this setting.
- Select the Dynamics menu
set. Unless otherwise noted, the directions in this chapter for
making menu selections assume you’ve already selected the Dynamics menu
Before you perform
the lessons in this book, ensure that the Interactive Creation option
for primitives is turned off by selecting
Create > NURBS Primitives > Interactive Creation
That is, ensure a check mark does not appear beside the menu item.