In this collection of Maya rigging tutorials, we will learn the foundations for rigging in Maya. We will start off by covering the most basic form of rigging - parenting. We will then take a look at how to modify the pivot of an object and how to work with groups. After that, you will learn about joints, inverse kinematics, and control objects. And to wrap up this project, we will go over the Maya binding process for skin deformations. By the end of the training, you will understand essential terms and definitions and build a solid foundation for rigging in Maya. Software required: Maya 2011 and up.
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Introduction and Project Overview Introducing the Beginner's Guide to Rigging in Maya, a fundamental learning series brought to you by Digital-Tutors, the world's largest online CG training library. My name is Delano, and I'll be giving you an introductory look into rigging in Maya, so you can learn essential terms and definitions and build a solid foundation in computer graphics. We'll start by covering the most basic form of rigging, which is parenting. We'll then take a look at how to modify an object, pivot, and how to work with groups. After that, you'll learn about joints, inverse kinematics, and control objects. And to wrap up this project, we'll go over Maya's bonding process for skin deformations. This series of step-by-step videos were developed with artists new to Maya in mind. So we'll be moving at a steady, easy-to-follow pace making sure you understand the terms and basic techniques. To view more beginners' guided courses, visit our library where you'll find the largest collection of free high-quality CG training videos. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson where we'll learn what rigging is and why it's so essentially in production.