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Maya: 2011 Preferences, Win and OSX

Matthew | September 10, 2010

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I’ve modified Maya’s preferences to find a more attractive and efficient use of Maya.  There are several changes made to the interface, interfacing colors, component and object colors,  and there are keyboard shortcuts reassigned to make modeling much faster.  I enjoy Softimage’s look and feel, so I attempted to make something akin to SI.  Enjoy!  Mac and Windows version below.

The keyboard shortcuts are:

  • Extrude = d
  • Bridge = alt + b
  • Bridge Options = shift + alt + b
  • Append to Polygon Tool = n
  • Cut Faces Tool = \
  • Cut Faces Tool Options = shift + \
  • Split Polygon Tool = [
  • Split Polygon Tool Options = shift + [
  • Insert Edge Loop Tool = ]
  • Insert Edge Loop Tool Options = shift + ]

And a special tool that combines Poke and Add Divisions I’ve named:

  • MakeCircleInSquare = m (select polygon(s) and hit m on your keyboard)

My custom view port settings are bound to a shortcut:

  • SetViewPortDefaults = shift + N  (set line width to 2.0 – 3.0 for an easier selection of edges)

Download Maya 2011 Preferences – Updated Sept. 15th @ 3:18pm

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Mac OS X.



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