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Choose the right translation and rotation modes! 3D animation tip

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World, object, gimbal, local? Do you know when and why to animate something in a certain translation or rotation mode? Animator Jacob Frey gives us a tour through the settings in Maya, explains what a gimbal lock is and tells us a useful hidden translation mode called “Live Object Axis”.

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Albert

Very informative, thanks!

mooser

Very helpful, thanks. Loving the tutorials like this.

Cara

Good info, thanks. I see why using that method would be a lot better, especially once the animation gets really complicated.