Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with marking menus , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
Now in addition to the Hotbox, Maya also has other context sensitive menus and those are…called marking menus.…And you can access those by right clicking in a viewport or over an object.…So if I'm over nothing here, and I right click you can see really not much comes up.…But if I'm over say the back of the chair, you can see a completely different menu comes up.…And again, I'm just right clicking.…If I right-click over the bowl on the table, again a similar menu but with different options…will come up and really what's different between these is the type of object.…
So, for example, this chair is made out of polygons, so when I right-click over this,…you can see I get Face, Edge, Vertex, and so on. And these are the components of a polygon.…So, for example, if I were to select Vertex, it would allow me to edit the vertices over…the shape of that object.…If I want to go back in to object mode, all I have to do is again just right-click over…this and go in to object mode.…If I were to right-click over this bowl, you can see that it has different options, it…
- 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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