An Animator’s Guide to the Ghosting Editor in Maya

Harvey Newman shows how to use the ghosting editor in Maya.

Maya 2022 added a new ghosting editor for animation to easily visualize the movement and position of animated objects. This new power tip from Harvey Newman covers why the Maya Ghosting editor is by far his favorite addition to Maya.

One workflow change is that you can easily apply sweeping transformations across multiple meshes and attributes to all ghosts in the scene. The new Ghosting Editor gives you an interface to easily change Ghost attributes one by one or as a group.

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.