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How to make an animation in Maya

AutoDesk Maya is a 3D graphics rendering program used to create 3D models and scenes for game development, special effects for movies, and computer animation. With frames and various positioning tools, you can create a variety of animations for your 3D model and set the frames to the positions of your choice.

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Click Start, All Programs, and click AutoDesk Maya to open the program. Click on "File", "Project", "Set ..." to open your 3D model and set your project file.

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Click on "File", "Open Scene" to open a scene with your 3D model.

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Click the Rotate, Scale, and Move tools to position your 3D model in different states. Move the cursor on the "Time slider" to "Image 1".

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Highlight the name of your model and click on "Animate". Click on "Set Key". This will keep this position for "Frame 1".

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Move the cursor on the "Time slider" to "Image 2". Use the Rotate, Scale, and Move tools to create a different location for your model. Click Animate, Set Key. This defines the position of the model for "Image 2". Repeat these steps for as many images as you need for your animation.