Custom Shelf in Maya

Date: December 28th, 2009
Author: Ivory Morhuld

This tutorial will show you how to make a shelf Maya allows you to quick access to frequently used tools when you make a polygon modeling in Maya.
Go to the tab, that says Custom and by pressing Ctrl while holding, then press Shift and hold mouse on any menu, and choose the function that you need. In this way, add any features that are marked in blue.

For example: hold the Ctrl and Shift and left mouse button on the menu Window, without pushing anything point to Rendering editors and went right submenu, position the mouse over the Render view and then release the left mouse button and then you can release Ctrl and Shift and go the same way and displayed for other functions).

Custom Shelf in Maya


Custom Shelf in Maya


Custom Shelf in Maya

Note: For some tools to work properly you need to adjust to ”keep faces together” to be on

Custom Shelf in Maya

Displayed with yellow you have simply click on the box (cube) and set the right values, then pressing the Apply button and you are ready to add a button on your shelf as it is done as explained above, with retention Ctrl Shift LMB (left mouse button) and drop your mouse when you specify the required function.

Custom Shelf in Maya

For Merge Vertex enter 0.001 and make Shortcut to your shelf, then enter 2.000 and again do the Shortcut on your shelf.

Custom Shelf in Maya

For Polygons to Subdiv and Subdiv to Polygons enter the displayed settings and then make a Shortcut to your shelf.

Custom Shelf in Maya

For Duplicate enter in the 3 fields, in first: -1.000, in the remaining two fields: 1.000 and every time make a shortcut (remember that you must click Apply, to save changes).

Custom Shelf in Maya

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