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Viewport Commands Command Panels Modeling


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Viewport Options Right Click on Label Hotbox or Panel Menu Create Panel/Menu Create Menu
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Clone Options Dialog Box Edit Menu > Duplicate Options
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Min/Max Toggle <w> Tap < spacebar > Modify/Panel/Menu Array Dialog Box Edit Menu > Duplicate Options
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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ • Change Creation Parameters • Attribute Editor Mirror Dialog Box Edit Menu > Duplicate Options
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Arc Rotate < v > or < ctrl + r > < alt > + LMB
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ • Apply Deformation Modifiers • Deform > Create Non-Linear
Snapshot Dialog Box Modify Menu > Animated Snapshot
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Pan < ctrl + p > < alt > + MMB • Sub-Object Selection • Component Selection Masks
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Zoom < z > < alt > + LMB + MMB
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ • Primitive Object to Editable Object • Object vs. Component Selection Masks Sub-Object Mode Component Pick Masks
Zoom Region < ctrl + w > < alt + ctrl > + LMB
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Hierarchy Panel • Edge • Edge
Zoom Extends Selected <e> <f>
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ • Pivot • < insert > key (Toggle Pivot Mode) • Face • Face
Zoom Extends < alt + ctrl + z > <a>
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ • IK Setup • Attribute Editor • Polygon • Face
Zoom Extends All < shift + ctrl + z > < shift + a > • Link Info • Attribute Editor > Limits • Element • Surfaces (Object Pick Mask)
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• Segment • Edge
View Undo < shift + z > <[> Motion Panel Attribute Editor < ctrl + a >
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Graph Editor (Window > Animation Editors > Graph Editor)
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View Redo < shift + a > < ]> • Isoparm
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Display Panel Display and Show Menus Menus
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Change Views < f >, < k >, < t >, < b >, Hotbox or Panel Menu Utilities Panel Windows > Preferences/Settings > Plugin Manager • Surface Point
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< r >, < l >, < p >, < u >
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Viewport Navigation Controls
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Object Selection and Display Zoom View > Camera Tools > Zoom Tool
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Select Object Main Toolbar <q> Zoom Extends View > Frame All or < a > • Cross Section and Surface Modifiers Surfaces • Loft (NURBS Surface based on Profile Curves)
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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Zoom Extends Selected View > Frame Selected or < f >
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Select By Name <h> Windows/Outliner
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Zoom Extends All < shift + a > (Frame All in All Views) Edit Mesh Edit Polygons
Select and Move Main Toolbar <w>
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Zoom Extends All Selected < shift + f > (Frame Selected in All Views)
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Select and Rotate Main Toolbar <e> Field Of View View > Camera Attribute Editor • Face/Polygon Extrude • Face Extrude
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Perspective View > Camera Attribute Editor • Bevel Edge • Bevel
Select and Scale Main Toolbar < r>
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Region Zoom Box Zoom (< ctrl + alt > LMB Drag)
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ • Edge > Edit Geometry > Cut • Split Polygon Tool
Select and Manipulate Main Toolbar <t>
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Pan View > Track Tool
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Smooth and Highlights < F3 > (toggle) <5>
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Arc Rotate View > Tumble Tool
Arc Rotate on Selection Select Object > < f > > < alt > + LMB Drag Animation and Hierarchy
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Wireframe < F3 > (toggle) <4>
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Arc Rotate Sub-Object Select Component > < f > > < alt > + LMB Drag
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NURBS Tessellation Preset 1 < ctrl + 1 > <1>
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Min/Max Toggle < spacebar > Tap Select and Link Edit > Parent or < p >
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NURBS Tessellation Preset 2 < ctrl + 2 > <2>
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Roll Camera View > Roll Tool
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Unlink Selection Edit > Unparent or < shift + p >
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NURBS Tessellation Preset 3 < ctrl + 3 > <3> Hierarchy > Pivot > Adjust Pivot < insert > key to move pivot
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Windows/Menus/General UI
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Select By Component Type > Misc. > Local
Schematic View Window > Hypergraph Rotation
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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Track View Hierarchy > Pivot > Reset Pivot Axes to Orient Pivot
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Restrict to X < F5 > Transform Gizmo (R)
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ • Edit Keys Mode • Window > Animation Editors > Dope Sheet Hierarchy > Pivot > Reset Modify > Freeze Transformations
Restrict to Y < F6 > Transform Gizmo (G) • Function Curves Mode • Window > Animation Editors > Graph Editor
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Modify > Reset Transformations
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Time Configuration Animation Preferences
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Restrict to Z < F7 > Transform Gizmo (B)
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Quad Menu Hotbox • HI IK • SCIK (Single Chain)
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Transform Type-In < F12 > Channel Box or Numeric Input Field
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Material Editor Window > Rendering Editors > Hypershade
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3D Snap Toggle <s> < x > (grid), < c > (curve), • N/A • Spline IK
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Parameter Wiring Dialog Connection Editor
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< v > (point)
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Grid and Snap Settings Morpher Deform > Blend Shape
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Playback Controls • Home Grid • Display Menu > Grid Options Meshsmooth Polygons > Smooth
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Play Animation </> < alt + v > • Snaps • Status Line > Grid, Curve, Point Snaps
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• Angle Snap • Rotate Tool has a snapping option
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Next Frame < . > < alt + . > FFD Deform > Lattice
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Previous Frame <,> < alt + , > UV Coordinates Modifiers Edit Polygons > Texture
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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Display > Named Selection Sets Display > and/or Show > Create > Sets
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Conversion Modifiers Modify > Convert
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Selection Floater Outliner
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Unwrap UVW Window > UV Texture Editor
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Tools and Windows Transform Type-In Dialog Box Channel Box
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Material Editor <m> Window > Rendering Viewport Configuration Display and Options Menus
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Editors > Hypershades
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Render Scene Window > Rendering Editors > Render Globals
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Geometry Types
________________________________________________________________________________________________ Quick Render Window > Rendering Editors > Render View
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Polygon Modeling Polygon Modeling
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File and Scene Render Last Window > Rendering Editors > Render View
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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Subdivision Surfaces - "Mesh Smooth" Subdivision Modeling - "Hierarchical"
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New Scene < ctrl + n > < ctrl + n > Active Shade IPR (see Render View)
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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Patch Surface Modeling (Bezier Poly surfaces) Bezier surfaces (Bezier Control for NURBS)
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ RAM Player Fcheck (external)
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Open File < ctrl + o > < ctrl + o >
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_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Make Preview Dialog Box Playblast
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Save Scene < ctrl + s > < ctrl + s Drawing Curves: Bezier curves Drawing Curves: NURB curves
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Object Creation
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General UI and Menu Sets
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Create > Standard Primitives Create > NURBS or Polygon Primitives
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Window > Setting/Preferences > Create > Particle Systems Particles
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Reset File > Reset Preferences Create > Lights Create > Lights
This Transition Guide represents similar keyboard shortcuts and UI terms
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ and usages between the DiscreetTM 3ds max and Maya 4.0 software.
Edit > Restore Default Settings
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_________________________________________________________________________________________________ The glossary is not a complete listing of terms common to both packages.
Undo < ctrl + z > < ctrl + z > or < z >
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Create > Helpers Create > Measure Tools
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Redo < ctrl + a > < shift + z > Create > Space Warps > Forces Fields
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to each package’s respective index or glossary.
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Create > Geometric/Deferrable Deform > Create Nonlinear
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Traversing Hierarchy Create > Modifier-Based Deform > Create Nonlinear
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Dummy Object Create > Locator
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Select Ancestor < Page Up > Up Arrow Key
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Loft Extrude
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Select Child < Page Down > Down Arrow Key
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lathe Modifier Surfaces > Revolve
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