In this lesson, you work
with a scene we created for your use.
- Make sure you’ve done the steps in
Preparing for the lessons.
- Open the scene file named PathAnim.mb.
This file can be found
in the GettingStarted directory
that you set as your Maya project: GettingStarted/Anim/PathAnim.mb
The scene contains two
objects named Aircraft and PathCurve. When the aircraft travels
on the path curve it will return to where it began.
- In the Time Slider, ensure that the Playback
End Time is set to 240.
The path animation occurs
between frames 60 and 240 (180 frames in total). Between frames
1 and 60, you keyframe the aircraft’s motion so it rises from the
ground plane. You then blend between the two animation types.