Zoo Tools Pro: Replace Install

Maya: Zoo Tools Pro

In This Class You’ll Access…
This page will show you how to install Zoo Tools Pro with the replace style install. This install type will overwrite any changes you have made to Maya. It completely replaces the Maya preferences (version number) folder.

If you need to keep your Maya settings there is a slightly more advanced “merge” style install available here The alternative installer will keep your Maya settings but is a little harder to install.

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Running Time: 1:03 hrs
Software: Zoo Tools Pro
Maya 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Instructor: Andrew Silke

Class Time: 1:03 hrs

1. Installing Zoo Tools With The Replace Method (1:50 mins)

1.1 – Installing Zoo Tools (1:50 mins)

2. Installing Third Party Scripts And Plugins (8:20 mins)

2.1 – Installing 3rd Party Scripts (3:14 mins)
2.2 – Plug In Loading (1:48 mins)
2.3 – Renderman Install (3:18 mins)

3. The Zoo Tools Pro (C3dC) Hotkeys (15 mins)

3.1 – Hotkey Overview (2:42 mins)
3.2 – Major Hotkey Changes (3:00 mins)
3.3 – Modelling Hotkey Overview (3:54 mins)
3.4 – Rigging Hotkey Overview (2:29 mins)
3.5 – Animation Hotkey Overview (3:40 mins)

4. Customise Your Hotkeys (10 mins)

4.1 – Create Hotkeys (2:46 mins)
4.2 – Connect Hotkeys (3:21 mins)
4.3 – Add Custom Scripts (1:17 mins)
4.4 – Keeping Custom Hotkeys (1:25 mins)
4.5 – Other Functions (1:40 mins)

5. The C3dC Shelf (14 mins)

5.1 – Poly Icons 1 (2:04 mins)
5.2 – Poly Icons 2 (2:32 mins)
5.3 – Anim Icons (2:23 mins)
5.4 – UDIM nCloth (48 sec)
5.5 – Camera Icon (1:43 mins)
5.6 – Trigger UI (1:06 mins)
5.7 – Shad Switch And Assort (1:39 mins)
5.8 – Attr Icon, Save (1:52 mins)

6. 2017+ Shelf/Hotkey Updates (12 mins)

6.1 – Constraint MMenu Updates (1:25 mins)
6.2 – New Skin MM (4:24 mins)
6.3 – Easy Hotkey Switch (39 sec)
6.4 – Cam, Oct Hole (2:29 mins)
6.5 – Assorted Icons (1:54 mins)
6.6 – Rig Shelf Update (2:02 mins)
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7 Comments

  1. ctho1208
    July 20, 2019 at 2:51 am ·

    My hotkey doesn’t work in MAYA 2019, the script editors says # Error: line 1: ImportError: file line 1: No module named zoo.libs.maya.cmds.hotkeys.definedHotkeys #

    • Andrew Silke
      July 20, 2019 at 8:18 pm ·

      Hi there, this is most likely to do with an incorrect install of some kind. It just can’t find the base folder of one of the main directories. So it looks like the hotkeys are installed, but not Zoo Tools itself.

      Can you see the Zoo Tools Pro menu in the top bar? If not Zoo Tools is not installed correctly. I’ll email you and we can continue this discussion. I’ve never had this as an issue so it’s probably something simple.

      • ctho1208
        July 21, 2019 at 12:27 am ·

        No, there is no Zoo Tools Pro menu in the top bar.

        • Andrew Silke
          February 14, 2020 at 2:40 pm ·

          Please email me with issues like these at info@create3dcharacters.com. The tools always work, but some subscribers have issues that are difficult to pinpoint.

  2. 3dreamerevans
    October 1, 2019 at 7:58 am ·

    Backface culling is not working properly (or I missed something). When activated it does hide the components that are on the back side of the model but they are still being selected when I do the drag rectangle selection (or lasso tool).

  3. yang wenyu
    December 19, 2019 at 1:58 pm ·

    May I ask when maya2020 can be supported´╝č

    • Andrew Silke
      February 14, 2020 at 2:19 pm ·

      2020 is already supported in Zoo Tools 2 which is where all our efforts are at the moment.

      We are looking into upgrading Zoo1 next week, but I’m starting to encourage everyone to switch to Zoo2 unless you are using our auto rigger.

      Apologies for the delay on this reply. Sorry, Gmail was skipping these messages from my inbox, I’m usually very good at replying. Feel free to ask any questions on tutorials if you are using Zoo 2.

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