Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding menu commands to a shelf, part of Maya: Workflow Tips.
…The Maya shelf is useful because it places a lot…of commands that you use every day right at your fingertips.…However, it's very common that you will want to add other commands to a shelf.…And that's what I'll show you how to do now.…Let's go over to the custom shelf, which…is a default shelf that's blank to start with.…Now what I want to do is add a couple of commands to that custom shelf.…This object is currently not at the center…of the world.…It's not at the origin, so it's got X, Y, and Z values that have some non 0 value.…
What I want to do is freeze the transformation so that…its current position will be 0 in X, Y, and Z.…And additionally, you'll notice that if you select the move tool the…pivot point for the object is not in the center of the object.…Yeah I'll undo that movement.…So I'll add those 2 commands to the custom…shelf, freeze transformations and center pivot.…Now I'm not going to actually issue the command from…the menu, so I don't need to have anything selected.…But I'm going to use a keyboard shortcut to add the menu item to the current shelf.…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Managing projects assets
- Versioning scenes
- Importing, exporting, and sending scenes to other applications
- Referencing files
- Populating a master scene with assembly references
- Loading and unloading modules
- Setting options for new scenes
- Customizing Maya's interface
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Asset Management
2. Customizing the Interface
3. User Preferences
4. Working with Scenes
5. Referencing and Scene Assembly
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