From the More on Hierarchies tutorial by Michael O'Rourke.
You will need to enter the following: User ID: mayatuts Password: morourkeTry out the tutorial if you wish. A Simple Test Model is easy to try out, but hard to understand. A Simple Lamp Model is more involved. Do NOT worry about the lighting where you make the "Luxo" style lamp be host to a working Spotlight. We will do it all on Friday, including the lighting portion.
Create > Lights > Ambient Light Create menu, Lights command Directional Light has 6 subcommands. Point Light Spot Light A D P S A V Area Light Volume Light ADPSAV We will look at the Spot Light and the Point Light on Friday. A D P S A V A D P S A V - - 1 2 3 4 5 6 3rd and 4th choices on the menu... 3rd = Point Light 4th = Spot Light
HULLS handout As a curve gets more spans/edit points, you might lose track of the order of the CVs. To show the relationship between CVs, Maya can draw lines between them. These lines are called hulls. Hulls are useful: 1. To show the order of CVs in a crowded scene. 2. To show the shape of the CVs when your object is so crowded with CVs that you cannot determine exactly which adjacent CVs will be affected when you tweak part of a model. 3. To select an entire row of CVs at once.
FEMCDW - the 6th menu is the Window menu - the W of F E M C D W
Window menu > Settings/Preferences > Preferences
---> Choose Help in the Categories box on the left. Then you will see a Popup Help group.
---> Click the Tooltips: Enable checkbox to turn tooltips on or off.
File Edit Modify Create Display Window - FEMCDW leftmost six fixed menus...