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Maya Tut - Customizing Shelves by Athey Maya Tut - Customizing Shelves by Athey
So at work we're making the big nasty transition to Maya. Quite a few of the guys here have never had to use it before, so I threw this together real quick this morning to explain customizing shelf tabs.

Thought I'd share it with you all as well.
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StoneKeeper Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn I wish Maya would be as easy as 3Ds to learn :(
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I so wish my teacher explained it that way last year, it took me weeks to understand ^^;
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sensail337 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
why are you doing that D:

i mean i've used maya, nowhere near as long as max, but i can find my way around. i just don't see why it's better than max. i don't think it sucks, but i also don't see why it's better.

besides mel? i guess?
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Athey Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
*sigh* Unfortunetly this has been long-coming. Basically Sony owns a LOT of 1st party game studios. They all use Maya... except for us. Our Studio's Creative Director has used 3dsmax for the last 15 years, so he was really set on us not switching until it was no longer possible to avoid - which it now is.

Sony has this thing where they want to cut costs by having all of their 1st party developers share as much technology as possible. Share engines, share tools, etc. and the only way that we can share stuff with the other studios is if we're using the same software as they are.
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Sasajun Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
I might actually try out Maya, to see if i could get into it D: espeically since you made a tutorial
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Athey Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah... Maya sucks. =P But that's a personal opinion.
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Toobly Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
:clap: Thanks for this quick tutorial.
I would like to add that... to delete a shortcut one should drag the icon on the shelf with the middle button to the recycle bin at the top right corner of the MAYA window (not the desktop recycle bin ;)).
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KypFox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice and to the point.
I really wish I had something like this last year! =)

...Yay Maya shelves!
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weird-coma Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Lol, yeah, most of my experience has been with Maya. I know Max is more widely used in the game art community, but I never could get myself motivated enough to learn it. I do like Max's rendering functions better though.
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spabalinas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yay for Maya! :)
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