Expressions for Animators in Maya

In this set of tutorials we will help you become comfortable with Maya's powerful Expression Editor, all so that you can automate functionality that would otherwise be cumbersome to animate by hand. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2015.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 4, 2015
Duration
1h 14m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 4, 2015
Duration
1h 14m
Description

In this set of tutorials we will help you become comfortable with Maya's powerful Expression Editor, all so that you can automate functionality that would otherwise be cumbersome to animate by hand. We'll start the course by learning how an expression can be used to automatically rotate a wheel. We'll then learn how to create an expression that will automate the rotation of gears, and to conclude the course, we will learn how to set up a dynamic pivoting system, all with the help of an expression and a few nodes. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to automate with expressions for your projects. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2015.

About the author
About the author

Delano works avidly as an animation author at Pluralsight. Starting his career at animation studios like Shilo, Delano has developed a strong passion for his talents. His animation and rigging background help him teach and create some of the most-watched training on Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Delano, and I'd like to welcome you to Expressions for Animators in Maya. The objective of this course is to make you comfortable with Maya's powerful expression editor, also that you can automate functionality that would otherwise be cumbersome to animate by hand. We'll start the course by learning how an expression can be used to automatically rotate a wheel. We'll then learn how to create an expression that will automate the rotation of gears. And to conclude the course, we'll learn how to set up a dynamic pivoting system, all with the help of an expression and a few nodes. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge needed to automate with expressions for your projects. So let's get to it.