Maya tutorial: Animate objects using Blend Shape

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#3DModeling #3DAnimation
In this basic animation tutorial in Maya I will explain how to use a blend shape rig to animate objects.

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Great tutorial.Thank you. Any chance to have Cycle animation for exporting from Maya to Unit done with blend shapes? Ideas and/or advice? please.Cheers

Author — Eder Souza


Hey Mike, I absolutely love all the videos you put out, nice job man, really.
I wonder though, the box where you set the max animation frames to 200 and then later on to 82, what's the point of the box right next to it? It behaves the same but I assume it does something else. Thanks in advance :)

Author — Danijel Milosevic


Simple to the point. Love it. I just watched a 15 minute tutorial to explain the same thing and he was getting way too complicated with it. Heck he didnt even throw in using it with keyframes.

Author — Chevifier


Thank you Mike! This is really awesome.

Author — Felipe Mendonça


loved it, this is what I wanted for my showreel. Thanks a lot :)

Author — Monimita Deb Burman


Hello Mike. At first, thanks for your Tutorials! They are great!. I have a problem. When i put on the blend shape, my cube deforms like yours, but the size is not changing. Any ideas? Hope you can help me. Thanks!

Author — M.P. Animation


short and simple, other long tutorials made me crazy, thanks a lot

Author — NinTEVE


I hate animating this way, it's very painful method to work with, but the tutorial is very good and to the point :) Easy to understand, good job!

Author — konohamarutard


Thank you for the basics really helpful...

Author — Sumit Anthony


Thanks sir for this tutorial. Can you plz make a video how get passes of the same video.

Author — Neha Gupta


hi, thanks a lot for awesome video. I have question: I made a head and completely rigged it with bones etc. now I will make it sing a song and I will make blend shapes for articulating vowel sounds like "aaa" "eee" "uuu" and I also need jaw movement to open mouth. but my jaw bone is on my main model, not on blend shapes. how can I make it open its mouth and articulate with blend shapes?

Author — ahmet şükrü


cool tutorial, but i guess if u use clusters would be way more easier and faster

Author — Gabriel S. Vieira


is there a way to see the key frames? It makes much easier to handle the details of the animation...

Author — MefilioDeAggelo