How to create a realistic camera rig in Maya

Being able to set-up a CG version of a real-world camera, using groups and simple controllers, is an important skill. Multi-node cameras are useful because they impose the physical limitations of real-world cameras. This will encourage you to think more cinematically about how you position your camera. This may sound like a disadvantage, but it is in fact an advantage as you will end up with a more realistic result and the camera will help to tell your story rather than detract from it.

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