• Thursday , 28 May 2020

Tutorial 11 – Maya Constraint

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Written and Illustrated RECAP of the tutorial available here: https://iwanttobeananimator.wordpress.com/2018/01/25/tutorial-11-maya-constraint-recap/

– 2:10 Constrain HANDS on HIP
– 3:42 Constrain HAND on SHOULDER
– 4:02 Constrain TWO HANDS together
– 4:10 An OBJECT gravved with one HAND
– 5:57 Constrain a CHARACTER (or parts of it) to an OBJECT
– 8:53 An OBJECT kept with BOTH the HANDS
– 10:15 An OBJECT passed from an HAND to ANOTHER
– 13:31 How to DELETE a CONSTRAINT
– 13:50 BAKE the animation

Hi Animators! 🙂 In this Tutorial I show the use of the Maya Constraint, analyzing different situations where you’ll need it.
This tutorial is based on the principles explained in the Lesson 10 “SECONDARY ACTION” https://iwanttobeananimator.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/lesson-10-secondary-action-recap/

Software: Maya

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  1. Loonynuma
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    The video is really amazing and helpful, but you talk a little too fast for me ^^' (probably because I'm not a native English speaker 😀 )

  2. PauliePauliePaulie2
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    Thank you! This really helped me constrain an object from one hand to the next; after picking it up, then dropping it. (challenging myself with my animations atm). 😀

  3. Olivér Márk Szecsődy
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    This video is good, and important. 🙂

  4. Nofil khan
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    This is just brilliant channel, why haven't I found it earlier

  5. javier monto
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    Hello, when I do an Orient Constraint of an object to a locator I can make it turn fine but only on his original position, if I translate the object and after that I translate the locator (so far this is what I want) I can not rotate any more on his one axis, the rotation is diferent

  6. ErkFX - Roblox & More!
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    Thank you so much! I’m doing a shot with the character swinging a bo staff so it’s mostly one hand holding it, sometimes both, then switches to the other hand for a few frames while the primary hand changes positions on the staff. I’m probably biting off way more than I can chew, but this video will definitely help!

    Also, I wish I knew about constraints when I did a walk cycle with one of the hands on the hips haha.

  7. Silvia Taborda
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    Hi very useful and well explaoned!! Could you explain the constrain to use in the case of a character riding a horse? Thank you very much

  8. Hardik Lakhalani
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    one Question Ma'am, How do I get this simple flat shaded shadow effect. i mean is this toon shader? If possible I'd appreciate your detailed answer. thanks.

  9. Hardik Lakhalani
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    Extremely Useful information BUT Too fast. This is for beginners but they can't learn with Pro Speed. plus your speech pace is also fast. like you want to complete it under a gun point. I definitely gonna use written version.
    Thank you very much for all your videos.

  10. Asif Raza
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00


    how do i constrain this

  11. jefferson DEVIA RODRIGUEZ
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    Excelent thank you

  12. fatemeh piruziyan
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    thousands of likes . thank you !

  13. Fierying
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    For the tutorial where one item is switching from one hand to another, how does one do it with referenced items that has a rig? I can't parent the item under the 2nd hand Locator and not sure how to go around it

  14. Mojis Rizvi
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    Everything in our tutorials is great but you speaks very fast in tutorials that is quite difficult to understand.please teach slowly,else everything is fantastic.

  15. Stex 9th Impact
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    6:59 Parent Constraint vs Parent (P)

  16. Vickk Mure
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    wah…God knows I needed this…thanks

  17. Unsettled ramblings
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    Hi Chiara ! Thanks for these wonderful Tuts. I have an issue. i'm using Maya 2018 and when i want to release any constrained object, i switch the 'blend parent' attribute to 0. BUT what happens is my Object just jumps back to its original position where it was before constraining. Help please.

  18. Benedictus Brian
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    My blend parent doesn't appear, even though I have set the key on the ball object. what should i do?

  19. Ave
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    Too fast 😒…

    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    Hi, I'd like you to tell us how you make your Youtube videos. I mean, how do you create the content, the images and so forth?
    Really fan of your channel.

  21. Wyke
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    are these rigs free to use? is there a download link i could get for them if they are?

  22. Aniruddh Singh Thakur
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00


  23. vazak11
    December 16, 2019 at 17:00

    So useful!

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