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Old 03-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Help rename multiple objects at once

I know there's a few scripts available for multiple/batch renaming, but after reading the help docs it looks like the built-in option will do what I need.

Trouble is I can't figure out what the help file is referring to.

It's this page in the help docs:

It reads as follows:

To rename multiple objects at once
  1. Select the objects.
  2. Open the pop-up menu next to the input field(s) on the Status line and select Rename.
  3. Type the base name for all the objects. Maya renames the objects to have the base name plus an incremental number.

I simply can't find this, I'm not sure which status line it's referring to. I've opened this in the hypergraph, selected multiple objects, held down rmb and selected 'rename' but it's just renames the initial object, not the rest.

Can anyone help me with this?

Old 03-26-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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the input text right at the top beside render global button
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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Thank you.

Bizzare, isn't it?.. I've used Maya since it was AliasWavefront Maya 3, and never used that little box at the top.

I guess it's like a 747 pilot who, after 10 years flying and spilling numerous cups of tea on the floor, discovers a pop-out cup holder on the flight-deck.
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Finally found mine.
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