How To Have The Maya Channel Box Do Math

Jan Jinda shows how you can do math right in the channel box as well as randomizing transforms.

Math sometimes is the bane of an artist, but a lot them just can’t avoid doing small calculations here and there. This new quick tip tutorial from Jan Jinda shows that Maya’s channel box has more versatility than you might think; not only does it deal with numbers, but also math!

“Have you ever wanted to move your geometry 23.56 units more left or add 11.5% scale?” asks Jinda, as she shows us how simple numbers can be worked in channels with Maya’s built-in mathematical operations like minus and multiply that are notated simply by doing two things: dragging an expression between brackets (for subtraction); adding them together at the end like so.