The Maya Toolbelt

Did you open Maya for the first time, took one look at the sea of icons and thought "O.K, which colorful icons are the modeling tools and what sequence of these buttons do I click to make my robot unicorn?". Well guess what? Michael McKinley made and is continuing to make a collection of videos on Youtube called The Maya Toolbelt to help relieve the fear and confusion.  Each video is dedicated to explaining an individual tool!

Michael goes through not only the tool's purpose but also the options associated with it. Check out this one of the "Insert Edge Loop Tool". I'll admit, I was making my life harder by manually doing what a couple of those options did /cry. I think its a great idea to have a reference library for Maya's many, many tools, so kudos on this!  He's aiming to release one every week and he's also open to suggestions so if you have any tool you'd like to see covered, drop him a line, subscribe and stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning Michael's YT link. I haven't touched Maya in about 4 years and I for one quite like the new UI. Just about to go through your new posts.



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