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Old 04-26-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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modeling toolkit keyboard shortcuts?

I can't find a list of keyboard shortcuts anywhere. Do we really have to use icons all the time?

When I use the marking menu (shift + rmb) to select a tool like extrude or bevel, the modeling tookit turns off.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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You can find them all in user guide..they are not all in one place but are there.
--> http://download.autodesk.com/global...mber=d30e185723

If modeling toolkit turns off then set it in preferences on "Auto-Activate Modeling Toolkit" ..sometimes even when this option is "on" it stays "off" after using some of other tools that are not under Toolkit...if that is the case then just press "Q" to exit the tool you were just using and modeling toolkit will auto-activate if you are in or enter component mode.
 
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I can't see any keyboard shortcuts mentioned there. For example, what are the shortcuts for bevel or extrude?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
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Also, even if I use "auto activate toolkit" then simple things like bevel from the marking menu still de-activate the modeling toolkit. This makes the toolkit borderline useless because, for these simple tools it is slower than maya (unless there is some secret shortcut).
 
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Extrude, bevel, connect, bridge and all those in modeling toolkit doesn't have shortcuts assigned by default so you have to assigned them by yourself in Hotkey Editor.

For example i have assigned shift-alt combinations and then "x" for extrude, "c" for connect, "w" for target-weld and "e" for multi-cut which are what i use the most..the rest of them i just click the button when needed.

Modeling toolkit requires some time to get used to, that is for sure, but once you set up shortcuts that you feel most comfortable to use modeling goes a lot faster then before...at least it is for me.
 
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OK, thanks for that. Hotkey editor it is then!

I really want to make this work, otherwise it is back to Silo (not that I don't love it there).
 
Old 04-27-2013, 06:10 AM   #7
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Modeling toolkit requires some time to get used to, that is for sure, but once you set up shortcuts that you feel most comfortable to use modeling goes a lot faster then before

I agree.
When I started using NEX (several years ago) there were some vital demonstration movies that showed some really good workflows using hotkeys. It would be great if they (autodesk that is) provided something like this to help people make the most of the new toolkit, because without these hotkeys your workflow will suffer.
I have not had a chance to set up my maya 2014 prefs. I'll be very disappointed if the modelling toolkit has been forgotten from a hotkey perspective.

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Old 08-29-2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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here is a nice marking menu script someone wrote. I am playing with it now. seems pretty useful

http://www.braverabbit.de/playground/?p=982
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I agree.
When I started using NEX (several years ago) there were some vital demonstration movies that showed some really good workflows using hotkeys. It would be great if they (autodesk that is) provided something like this to help people make the most of the new toolkit, because without these hotkeys your workflow will suffer.
I have not had a chance to set up my maya 2014 prefs. I'll be very disappointed if the modelling toolkit has been forgotten from a hotkey perspective.

David


There is a special 'Modeling Toolkit' category in the Hotkey Editor that's filled to the brim with MTK commands. You needn't fear.
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There is a special 'Modeling Toolkit' category in the Hotkey Editor that's filled to the brim with MTK commands. You needn't fear.


wonderful, thank you!
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