An Introduction to Maya Blend Shapes

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In this 3D video tutorial, Joe gives you an introduction to what Blend Shapes are and how they work inside of Maya. Watch your expression morph as you uncover another top tip.

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In this tutorial Joe shows you how to:

  • Add a blend shape
  • Duplicate the rigged model and add the blend shapes to avoid destruction
  • Use the shape editor to manage the blend shapes
Maya is a popular 3D modelling program, well-known for its ease of use when creating realistic animations and effects. It allows users to apply modelling layers to give a free-form approach to 3D animation. As an Autodesk product, it seamlessly integrates with other great plugins, such as Phoenix FD, Yeti and XGen.

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