Maximizing Your Wacom Device for Maya

Whether you are a 2D or a 3D artist, it is a good possibility that the tablet is a critical piece of hardware in your daily work. Software required: Maya.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 1, 2012
Duration
38m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 1, 2012
Duration
38m
Description

Whether you are a 2D or a 3D artist, it is a good possibility that the tablet is a critical piece of hardware in your daily work. However, when it comes to working in Maya, your first inclination may be to put your pen down, and go back to working with your mouse and keyboard. However, this series of tutorials will help you set up the features of your Wacom tablet in a way that is specific to Maya, allowing you to keep your tablet in front of you at all times, and using your tablet to it's full potential. We will learn how your tablet's grip pen, the express keys, the touch strips, and radial menus can all be customized to create a much more intuitive Maya experience. We will conclude this course by exploring some of the tools in Maya that can actually take advantage of the pressure-sensitive nature of our tablet. Software required: Maya.

About the author
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on maximizing your Wacom tablet for use in Maya, presented by digital-tutors. My name's Kyle, and I'll be walking you through some of the processes of setting up your Wacom tablet specifically for use in Maya. So whether you are a 2D or a 3D artist, it's a pretty good possibility that the tablet is a critical piece of hardware in your daily work. However, when it comes to using Maya, your first inclination may be to put your pen down and go back to working with your mouse and keyboard. However, this course will help you to sit at the features of your Wacom tablet in a way that's specific for Maya, allowing you to really keep your tablet in front of you at all times and using your tablet to its full potential. So we'll learn how your tablet's grip pen, the express keys, the touch strip, and the radial menus can all be customized to create a much more intuitive Maya experience. Then we'll wrap up this course by exploring some of the tools in Maya that can actually take advantage of the pressure sensitive nature of our tablet. So let's go ahead and get started in our next lesson.