The Ghost Visualize Tool in Maya
The Ghost tool is great for previewing the path of your objects through 3D space. Let’s set one up and see how it can be used.
Select the object / control object
Open ‘Visualize > Ghost Selected’ and click on the options icon:
This will open the Ghost options:
Use the preferences set in our animation, to review the global settings click on the running man gear icon and select ‘Animation’ from the preferences window that opens:
And the Ghosts settings will be displayed:
Allows you to define the frames that you want to display a ghosted image for:
Custom Frame Steps
Lets you override values for the same settings as the global animation preferences:
Allows us to add ghosts for either the full length of the time slider or a specific range of frames.
From the visualize menu, select either “Unghost selected” (If you have an object selected), or “Unghost All”: