Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Enabling and disabling modules and plugins, part of Maya Tips and Tricks.
…Maya is a very deep and complex program.…You can almost think of it as a platform that's able to run other programs.…Because in fact, there are many modules and…plugins within Maya that act as applications in themselves.…It's important for you to know how…to enable or disable these modules and plugins.…For example to active a feature that is disabled by…default or maybe you need to free up memory in…heavy scene and you can sometimes accomplish that by…turning certain plugins off to release memory or RAM.…
Modules basically refer to very deep features within Maya.…And there's only two modules Dynamics and Paint Effects.…Dynamics refers to the old-school dynamics…that includes soft bodies and rigid bodies.…If you go up to the Menu set pull…down here you will see that there's a menu called…Dynamics, and there's something in here that says Soft/Rigid Bodies.…So this is the Dynamics module.…Let me show you how to disable it.…Go into Window. Settings preferences, preferences…and scroll down to Modules and you see it says Load on start-up.…
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
1. Asset Management
2. Customizing the Interface
3. User Preferences
4. Working with Scenes
5. Referencing and Scene Assembly
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