Maya Preferences

C3dC Hotkeys and Shelves


Install The Maya 2015 Service Packs

1. Install Maya 2015 student/educational version
2. Install the latest Maya 2015 Service Pack (google is best to find)
This will install the latest bug fixes for Maya
*Also install the latest Mudbox Service Pack if you haven’t done so too. But Maya is most critical
*ZBrush also regularly updates it’s installer too find that under auto update
3. Install my 2015 prefs as per these instructions

Close Maya

(always have maya closed when configuring preferences as it will rebuild as it shuts down)

Maya Prefs Installation Instructions

Find your preferences…
Depending on your OS..

MacOSX here: /Users/andrewsilke/Library/

(you need to unhide the library folder as it’s hidden)

Type in the terminal the following line

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

Unhiding The Library Folder on MacOSX

something like:

C:\Documents and Settings\andrewsilke\My Documents\maya

Backup your preferences folder

It’ll be the folder called
by simply renaming the existing folder to

unzip the downloaded c3dc 2015 prefs folder

Download here. They’ll replace those you just renamed.

Load Maya

That’s it you’re done, load Maya

To Return

To return to your old preferences
CLOSE MAYA then remove, rename or move the existing folders called


and return the backed up folders to their original names.


Andrew Silke


2015×64 Prefs


1. Install Maya
2. Install Service Pack
3. Close Maya
4. Find Prefs Directory
5. Rename Prefs Folder
6. Unzip New Prefs Folder
7. Start Maya


– Lighters Friend Script
– Smooth Options For Multiple Options
– TF Skin Smooth
– Max Skin Script
– New Icons for shelf buttons
– Copy Skin Weights Shelf Icon


Zoom =alt mouse right click
Pan =alt mouse middle click
Track =alt mouse left click


Move = w
Rotate = e
Scale = r
Show manipulator tool = t
Last tool = y
Last command = g
Group = ctrl g
Parent = p
Unparent = shift p
Rotate snap = j (hold and rotate)


High = ctrl alt 3
Med = ctrl alt 2
Low = ctrl alt 1


Object mode/deselect = alt q
Vertices = alt 1
Edges = alt 2
Faces = alt 3


Hotkey window = 0
Outline = 3
Hypershade = 4
Node = shift 4
Node editor (open with selected vis) = alt 4
Render = 5
Render globals = shift 5
Camera sequencer = 6
Preferences = alt 6
Graph editor = 7
Spreadsheet editor = shift 7
Script editor = 8
UV texture = 9
Connection editor = ctrl 4
Set driven keys = shift 8


Shaded toggle = 1
Texture toggle = 2
Xray toggle = shift 1
wireframe on shaded = shift 2
Lights toggle = ctrl 1
Viewport 2.0 toggle with shadows = ctrl shift alt 1
Isolate select toggle = shift \

Backface Culling (wireframe see through) = ctrl shift b

Hide Selected = ctrl h
Show Selected = shift h
Show All = shift u
Hide Unselected = ctrl u

Toggle and Key Visibility = ctrl alt shift v


Delete History = alt d


Freeze transforms = alt f


Soft select toggle = b
Brush change = b
Brush lower radius = shift b


play pause= alt v
next key = c
previous key = x
step key = alt c
step key back = alt x
move key 5 frames back = ctrl alt x
move key 5 frames forward = ctrl alt c
move time next frame = alt c
move time previous frame = alt x
set range range start = ctrl alt ,
set time range end = ctrl alt .


Lighting Marking Menu = l (hold L no shift)


Match Position Rotation = ctrl alt shift /
Constrain Marking Menu = shift v
Skeleton Marking Menu = shift x
Deformer Marking Menu = shift f


Handles Toggle = alt h
Display marking menu = d (hold)
Anim Controls Vis On/Off = d (tap)


Create cube = ctrl shift u
Create sphere = ctrl shift o
Create cylinder = ctrl shift i
Create plane = ctrl shift p

Create NURBS Circle = ctrl alt shift o

Create Quick Select Set = ctrl y

Create Locator = shift L

Create camera = Shift k


Select hierarchy = ctrl shift alt z
Grow selection = shift . (>)
Shrink selection = shift , (<)
Select marking Menu (paint select and more) = q (hold)
Convert Selection Marking Menu = shift d


Grid = ,
Curve = .
Vertex = /
Snap Marking menu (CG Toolkit) = ‘ (CG M icon must be pressed first in Custom Shelf)


Zoom in mode = \ (hold) click and drag to toggle tap this key
Select camera in view = k


Duplicate object = ctrl d
Extrude = ctrl e
Delete Edge = shift –
Bevel = ctrl b
Split Poly = ctlr q
Interactive Split = ctrl shift q
Slide Edge = ctl alt shift s (hold shift to go in out)
Merge verts = ctrl w
Merge to vert = ctrl shift w
Edge loop split = ctrl alt e
Edge loop split from and to = alt shift e
Cut Tool = shift q
Combine = ctrl alt shift c
Extract = alt e
Append = alt \
Bridge = ctrl alt shift b
Harden Edges = ctrl alt shift e
Soften Edges = ctrl shift e
Symmetry mode = alt m
Mirror (delete remake) polygon = shift m
Mirror (delete remake) UI = shift ctrl alt m
Sculpt Polygon Tool = ctrl alt p
Sculpt Polygon Marking Menu options = u
Polygon Tool Marking Menu = o
Center Pivot = Shift c


Tool Kit Marking Menu = alt ctrl d

ToolKit activate/deactivate = ctrl shift alt w
ToolKit Panel Show/Hide = ctrl alt q
Quad Draw = ctrl shift alt q

Instructions on how to use the toolkit are here.


Move pivot point = insert or home
Temporary pivot mode = ctrl f (recommended)


Set key from highlighted in channel box = s
Set key on all = shift S
Scrub mode = v (hold mouse and left click or middle click)
Set hold hotkey = alt a
Tangent works = a
Copy (graph) = ctrl c
Paste (graph) = ctrl v
Cycle curves = alt o
Delete key at current frame = shift ‘ (“)
Filter curves (select curve) = ctrl 2
View infinity graph = shift i
Jump to time of key selected = alt shift a
Snap first key to current time = ctrl alt a
Key visibility toggle = ctrl shift alt v
Insert key = i (hold middle click drag)

Tangent marking menu = a
Maya’s tangent marking menu = ctrl shift a

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