Check Out These Tips for Animation Layers in Maya

Harvey Newman shares some power tips for working with animation layers in Maya.

Animation workflow can be much more than keys and splines. Many animation tools in Maya are designed to make an animator’s life much more comfortable (or harder, depending on your style). This new tutorial from Harvey Newman shows off some of his most valued tips for working with animation layers in Maya.

More Than Stacking Animation With Animation Layers.

The concept behind animation layers seems simple enough; create and blend between multiple animation layers in a scene. Yet there are all kinds of tricks that can help you out along the way. “In this episode of Animation Power Tips, I’m taking you how I use Layers in the most simplistic way possible.” If you are looking for a cleaner way to work with Maya’s animation layers, this is it.


About Harvey Newman.

Harvey Newman is a Gameplay Animation Director who works for Build a Rocket Boy in Edinburgh. He has graced other worldwide game studios such as EA DICE, Creative Assembly, Lionhead, and more.

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