Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Enabling plug-ins, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
Maya is a very modular program as well, a lot of its capability is done through plugins.…Now a lot of these plugins are provided with Maya, but not a lot of them are actually loaded when Maya loads.…Now a Plug-in actually takes additional memory and resources, so unless you need it, you…don't really want to load it.…And also, if you're buying third party plugins from Maya, you also want to be able to load…them or unload them as you wish.…Now we can find our plugins here under Window > Settings > Preferences > Plug-in Manager.…
So this actually gives you a list of all the plugins that are available to Maya, and then…which ones are Loaded or which ones will Auto Load.…Okay, now the difference Loaded and Auto Load is Loaded means that it's there, ready to…go, Auto Load means it loads every time you start Maya.…Now, for example, if I were to click this one here, animation Import/Export just as…Loaded that means it loads that module.…But the next time I start Maya, it won't, until I click on Auto Load, that won't happen,…
- 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
1. Setting Up Maya
2. Understanding the Maya Interface
3. Manipulating Objects
4. Staying Organized
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