To ensure the lessons
work as described, do these steps before beginning:
- Make sure you understand the basic concepts
of polygon modeling, animation, and dynamics.
- 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.
- 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