I will post some tips sometime, don’t be afraid to share your own tips with mayaLT or to pin this topic when the information would become consitent.
#001 : Hide The Tracer/Console window with the output messages :
STEAM VERSION :
On steam Library : right click MayaLT > Properties
options at Startup add -hideConsole
DESKTOP VERSION :
Create a shortcut, or edit the shortcut on your desktop
1. Right click on the icon,
2. go at Target Field and at the very end, Add a space and -HideConsole
#002: Weld all vertices that are close to each other
Quick MEL commands to weld all vertices on a model that are close to each. This saves you time having to manually weld verts and trying to find them.
polyMergeVertex -d 0.001 -ch 0;
NOTE : Run them in order.
Credit : Dave James
#003 : Script To Shelf
1- Open the script editor
for instance you need to create a mel script that change the upaxis in maya without to go at the preferences panel.
2- Copy this command into the lower text area of the script editor
3- Select all the text from the text input area and Drag n drop the selected code onto any shelf, it’s prefereable to create a custom shelf instead of editing the default maya Shelves.
4- An Icon will appears, right click on it then click Edit.
5- Switch from Command to the shelf Tab and now you can :
a) Edit the Label : number of letter are very limited
b) Edit the Tooltip: this is the message that will appear when the mouse cursor is over the icon, here you can have a compete description of what the comand does.
#004 : one click Up Axis switch
Read #003, it explains how to add a mel or python Script onto a custom shelf.
The mel command to switch from Y to Z up axis :
The mel command to switch from Z to Y up axis :
How to use this :
- Just copy this command to the script editor
- than select the text and drag n drop to the shelf to create a new command icon.
- Edit the label and tooltip in shelf editor
Last update : 03/17/2015