ZOO TOOLS PRO – GETTING STARTED
Welcome to Zoo Tools Pro, this page is a work in progress and videos are coming soon.
INSTALL AND UPGRADE ZOO TOOLS PRO
To Install or Upgrade, download the Zoo Tools Pro install files on the Zoo2 Install Page . The Drag And Drop installer both installs and upgrades/downgrades Zoo Tools Pro.
INSTALL ASSETS AND PRESETS
You can also grab the Presets, Assets and Maya Scenes from the Zoo2 Install Page .
Our hotkeys are an optional install and they can be easily toggled back to Maya default hotkeys with the ; hotkey.
To install the Zoo Hotkeys simply open the Hotkey Editor (Keyboard Icon on the shelf) and click ok.
Any custom hotkey sets in Maya are kept and can be switched back using Maya’s native Hotkey Editor.
CHANGE WINDOW COLORS
You can change the Zoo window colors by opening the Zoo Preferences Window, it’s the cog icon on the shelf.
See Theme Colors > Theme. Be sure to hit save before you close the window.
WHERE TO FIND HELP
Help is found on the Question Mark icon on the main shelf. You will see a list of help topics and links to the course material too.
The main Zoo Tools Contents Help page is here .
Individual Tool Help
Each tool features a question mark icon which links directly to its help page. Please login to see all help, some help is hidden on the pages if you are not logged in.
Zoo has extensive tooltips which describe each button and textbox when you hover over a UI item.
Make sure Maya’s tooltips are on by clicking on the top left Z Icon on any window and check Toggle Tooltips on. This is a global Maya setting and will affect Maya’s tooltips too.
USING THE WINDOWS
The Zoo Tools 2 UIs are dynamic and can be used in a number of ways.
Drag out the Z Icon to dock a window.
You can move windows by alt middle mouse clicking anywhere on the window.
Scale window by alt right mouse clicking anywhere on the window, and drag in a direction.
Zoom in and out inside the browsers with ctrl-middle-scroll.
Once a tool is open, you can left-click on the top dots menu to change the toolset shelf.
Middle-mouse-click the dots menu to show all icons in a compact pop-out window with search. (recommended)
Right-click the dots menu to list all the tools in a single list with search.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT OUR COURSES
Most of our current courses have been created in Zoo Tools version 1 and version 2 is quite different. Please read our Welcome Page for more information.
We will continue the training with Zoo 2 shortly, right now we’re concentrating on updating all the individual tool training.
See what’s new on the Changelog Page , this page tracks all new tools and features.
DOWNLOAD OLD ZOO VERSIONS
Download old versions of Zoo 2 on the Changelog Page .
Download Zoo Tools Pro Version 1 here (limited support).
All known issues are found on the Issues and Fixes Page .
MANAGING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
Unsubscribe and resubscribe by following this page .
See our Site Map Page for a general site overview.
You can uninstall Zoo Tools Pro at anytime by clicking the
Zoo Tools menu > Developer > Uninstall ZooToolsPro
If you’ve any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on the Facebook Group.
This page will continue to be updated with videos.