Preparing for the lessons

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

  1. Make sure you understand the basic concepts of polygon modeling, animation, and dynamics.
  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 in the Getting Started with Maya guide.
  3. Select the nDynamics menu set. Unless otherwise noted, the directions in this chapter for making menu selections assume you’ve already selected the nDynamics menu set.