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Beginner's Guide to Image Planes in Maya

by Kyle Green

In this tutorial, we will learn the procedures for creating and utilizing image planes in Maya to use as a modeling reference. Software required: Maya 2012 and up.

What you'll learn

In this tutorial, we will learn the procedures for creating and utilizing image planes in Maya to use as a modeling reference. We will start off by learning how to properly set up and align your image planes in something like Photoshop. From there, we will learn how to begin importing your image planes into Maya, how to resize and reposition your image planes within the Maya viewports to make sure they are properly aligned in all your views, how to import animated image planes, as well as many other tools and features that will allow you to use image planes effectively in Maya. Download your free copy of our Key Modeling Terms Reference Guide and PDF so you can get comfortable with important 3D modeling terminology. Software required: Maya 2012 and up.

About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors, now a Pluralsight company. and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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