Be More Productive - Creating Custom Shelves and Buttons in Maya
Maya is a very extensive program with so many different tools scattered all throughout the interface. One of the best things about Maya is that you can access these tools numerous different ways, but that is also a downfall. Going through menus and remembering where tools are located can take time and can sometimes be a hassle. There are also times when you forget which menu the tool actually lives in. This usually happens with a tool you only use on occasion. This is where a custom shelf is perfect to use. A shelf is like a gallery of shortcuts that contain the tools you put there. This allows you to quickly and easily access those tools without going through different menus. You can also add custom buttons created from MEL or Python scripts in a shelf.