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 .

 
 

INSTALL HOTKEYS

 

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

 

Overall 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.

Tooltip Help
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.

 
 

UI TIPS

 

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.

 
 

NEW FEATURES/UPDATES

 

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).

 
 

KNOWN ISSUES

 

All known issues are found on the Issues and Fixes Page .

 
 

MANAGING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

Unsubscribe and resubscribe by following this page .

 
 

SITE MAP

See our Site Map Page for a general site overview.

 
 

UNINSTALL

 

You can uninstall Zoo Tools Pro at anytime by clicking the

Zoo Tools menu > Developer > Uninstall ZooToolsPro

 
 

FURTHER QUESTIONS

If you’ve any questions, please email us at info@create3dcharacters.com or post on the Facebook Group.

This page will continue to be updated with videos.

 
 

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