Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying a Maya interface style in Windows, part of Maya: Workflow Tips.
…A common thing you might want to do…in Maya is to change the overall interface scheme.…For example, so you can get black type on a light-colored background.…This is the default Maya interface, it has white text on…a dark background, and that's a little bit harder to read.…Ironically and paradoxically, it turns out that…the cognitive science research has shown that people…actually learn better when the type is…harder to read, more difficult to make out.…So you might not want to do this until you get really familiar with Maya, so you'll…have the added benefit of difficult type, but…I'm going to show you how to change it up.…
I'm going to close Maya, just shut it down.…And under Windows, the technique is to modify the shortcut to Maya.…I've got a shortcut here.…I'm just going to make a duplicate of that.…I'm going to right-click and copy it and then paste, so…I have a separate one I can play around with.…And I'll rename it, I'll just click on the…name there and I'll rename to Maya 2014 light interface.…And I'll right-click on it and choose Properties, and I…
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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