How to Quickly Randomize Transforms in Maya

Jan Jinda shows how to randomize transforms in Maya using a Bonus Tool.

Randomness is an integral part of creating images on the computer. The more random something looks, the more real it seems too. With Jan Jinda’s last quick tip tutorial, he showed how you can perform randomization y adding some simple maths expressions in the channel box, but there is also another way too. You can quickly randomize transforms by using a specific Bonus Tool.

“When you want to create believable 3D scene it’s almost always necessary to add a bit of randomness,” Jinda says. “Breaking CG uniformity is essential for achieving reality.”The bonus tool called Randomize Transforms is perfect for mixing up objects’ rotation or position or scale. Jinda runs through all the options of the tool and provides some helpful tips for working with the bonus tool.