Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Hotbox , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
Maya is a very deep program, it has a lot of menu options and sometimes it's hard to…get from one menu option to the other.…So to make this easier, Maya has what's called the Hotbox.…Typically, when we work with Maya, we may, for example, select something, and then go…up to a menu and modify something, and then we may want to animate something, which means…we have to change menus, and it can take a lot of time.…So to make things quicker, Maya has what's called the Hotbox.…
The Hotbox is accessed in any viewport, all you have to do is just keep your mouse in…the viewport and hold down the space key.…You can see all of these menus come up.…Now these are by default all the menus in Maya.…We have, for example, File, Edit, Modify, Create all along here, but we also have all…of the other menus.…So, for example, here we have the animation menus, below that Polygon, we have Surfaces, and so on.…so all of these menus.…So this allows us to basically get to any menu we want in Maya just by clicking on the…spacebar, and then just locating the menu.…
- 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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