To ensure the lessons
work as described, do these steps before beginning:
File > New Scene to
create a new scene.
- 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 and
do the following:.
- Click the Settings category
and set the Time option to Film
(24 fps) so your animation plays at the default rate
of 24 frames per second.
- Click the Time Slider category and enter
0 and 300 for the Playback Start/End values.
(Press the Enter (Windows and Linux) or Return (Mac OS X) as necessary.)
- Set the Playback Speed to Play
- Click Save in the Preferences window.
this playback speed and frame range, the animation results of the expressions
you’ll create in the lessons will be easier to examine and understand.
- With the pointer in the perspective view,
press 5 (for Shading > Smooth Shade All).
It’s easier to see the expression effects on shaded objects than wireframe
objects in the following lessons.