Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling menus and toolbars, part of Maya: Workflow Tips.
…Maya of course is a very large and complex application with many…features The interface, at its default, tends to be a bit overwhelming.…When you first open the program, you're confronted with 100 icons on the screen.…We really don't need to see all of this at any one time, and so…we need to be able to limit the clutter so that we can work more effectively.…First we can collapse some of the modules here on the status line, so this top…toolbar here is the status line.…And we can actually close some of these…things down because we usually don't need these.…
When I'm working I generally only have two or three of these little…modules open at any one time like the Snaps and the Render section here.…Another thing I want to show you, is that we can…turn the menus and different elements on and off at will.…But we can do that from the…Settings Preferences window.…Go to Window, Settings Preferences, Preferences.…And under Interface, you will see that there are a bunch of options here.…The one that I like to do a lot is turn off the title bar in the main window.…
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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