Viewing objects in shaded mode

Up to this point, you have been viewing your objects in the default wireframe mode. In wireframe mode, objects appear transparent except for the simple wire outline that indicates their position and general shape. Maya provides several options for displaying objects in a shaded manner.

Change the display of your scene so that the objects display as shaded objects.

To display the objects in smooth shaded mode

  1. Enlarge your perspective view, and dolly and tumble the scene so you can easily view what you’ve completed so far.
  2. From the panel menu, select Shading > Smooth Shade All.

    The objects in your scene display in an opaque dark gray color. You can work with objects in either shaded or unshaded mode for the balance of this lesson.