Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Customizing the interface, part of Maya Essentials 1: Interface and Organization.
Now as you start using Maya you will probably want to customize and arrange the interface…so that it works best for you.…We can do this through a number of different methods, one is through Window > Preferences,…and as we have seen, we can turn on or off a number of different Interface options.…So, for example, go here to InterfaceUI Elements, I can turn off those things I don't need.…So if I don't want a command line I can turn that off and give myself a little bit more…screen real estate.…
Now this window also allows me to do things such as show or hide the Channel Box or Attribute…Editor, and so on, and so forth.…And in addition to this we can also tear off menus.…If I was, for example, to use my Create menu, I can pull this down, and you'll notice it…has a little dotted line at the top.…If I click on that dotted line, you'll see that this menu tears off.…So now I can float this wherever I want.…Now if I wanted to I could actually put this on a second screen.…
So if you are using two monitors, it's a great way to put your tool palettes on a separate…
- Configuring your computer to work best with Maya
- Setting preferences
- Enabling plug-ins
- Using the Hotbox
- Using the Move tool
- Manipulating pivots
- Understanding the Channel Box
- Creating hierarchies
- Hiding and showing objects
- Working with selection masks
Skill Level Beginner
Maya Essentials 5: Animation Toolswith George Maestri1h 20m Beginner
1. Setting Up Maya
2. Understanding the Maya Interface
3. Manipulating Objects
4. Staying Organized
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