How to Change Views in Autodesk Maya

Autodesk Maya utilizes two types of views. Orthographic views show the front, sides and top of the animated object. Perspective views rotate the animated object in a 3D configuration. A single view of the animated object is displayed in a viewport, each of which provides a drop-down menu at the top for changing and selecting different views.

Instructions

    • 1

      Click on "Panels" in the options displayed at the top of any of the Maya viewports.

    • 2

      Select a new view from the options provided in the "Panels" drop-down menu to change the view displayed to the selected new view.

    • 3

      Choose "Perspective" if you want to view the top, front or sides of the animated object.

    • 4

      Choose "Orthographic" if you want to view and manipulate the animated object in 3D. Simply click on the animated object and hold the mouse button down as you move the mouse. The object follows the direction of your mouse, turning in 3D space.

    • 5

      Click "Layouts" to change the organization of the Maya viewports.

    • 6

      Select "Saved Layouts" to bring up any layout or series of layouts of views you have customized for the Maya animation project.

    • 7

      Click on an axis of the Maya View Compass, which looks like any multi-directional map compass. It appears on the Maya animation project screen and adjusts the view of the animated object to the viewport that corresponds to the selected axis.

Related Searches

You May Also Like

  • Maya Image Plane Tutorial

    Orthographic projections are an artist's simple ... sir actually if I import images in maya thru view import image it will get...

  • Maya Basics Tutorial

    How to Change Views in Autodesk Maya. Autodesk Maya utilizes two types of views. Orthographic views show the front, sides and top...

  • How to Change the Camera View in DotA

    How to Change the Camera View in DotA. ... Autodesk Maya utilizes two types of views. Orthographic views show the front, sides...

  • How to Change Wireframe Color to Black in Maya

    Modeling objects in Maya with the wireframe visible is a good habit ... Switch on visible wireframe mode by clicking the button...

  • How to Make a Shirt in Maya

    Create the outline of your shirt. Go to your orthographic view in Maya Cloth, and create the outline of your shirt by...

  • How to Add Viewports in CAD

    Viewports in AutoCAD are where you draw your models. In Modelspace, the default drawing editor is a viewport. ... Autodesk Maya utilizes...

  • How to Speed Up Animation in Maya

    Maya is a 3D graphic editing program ... 3D animation is created through adding depth and perspective to your ... Now you...

  • How to Master Maya 7

    How to Change Views in Autodesk Maya. Autodesk Maya utilizes two types of views. Orthographic views show the front, sides and top...

  • Maya 7 Tutorial

    Alias' Maya 7 is one of a long line of products released for the creation of professional level 3D models and animation....

Related Ads

Check It Out

Geek Vs Geek: The Best Tech of 2014