Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Naming objects, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
As you start working with Maya, you want to stay organized.…Typically we create a lot of objects in Maya, so we'll need ways to differentiate between those objects.…Probably the easiest way to do that is to name those objects.…So if you click on any object here, and we go into the Channel Box, you'll see that each object has a name.…And that's a great way to tell each object apart.…So, for example, I have chair_01, I have TableTop, I have Bowl, and so on.…
So that way I know that I am using chair_01 versus chair_04.…But if we want we can change the names of the objects.…So it's very simple to just go ahead and left-click in this, and we can type in whatever name we want.…So let's say instead of chair_01, we want WoodChair_01 in other words to differentiate it.…So now I have WoodChair_01 rather than -- and Chair_02.…For one, I can certainly double-click on this and insert the word Wood, and just hit Enter,…and that would change that name. You can also do copy and paste.…
So if I wanted to I could select these and just use the keyboard shortcut to copy, Ctrl+C…
- 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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