Build a custom Maya interface

Modern software can be hugely powerful and all-encompassing. Maya is no different, offering a bewildering array to tools, commands and options to help you reach your desired result. But how do you manage this? 

There are lots of Maya tutorials around, as well as useful helpers in the form of shelves and focused menu sets. However it's possible to define your own preferences for your working environment, showing what you want, where you want it. Over the next few steps you'll learn how to make the most of the Maya UI and roll your own UI design to best use your available screen real estate.

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Rob Redman

Rob Redman is the editor of 3D World and ImagineFX magazines and has a background in animation, visual effects, and photography. As a 3D artist he created the mothership in the Webby winning Plot Device and was animator on the follow-up; Order up. He has created training for Cinema 4D and Blackmagic Design Fusion artists. He's been a published product and food photographer since the age of 15. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Rob is also an avid beard grower.