Maya 2011 User Interface Font size


#1

After some searching and playing around with the MayaStrings file I figured out how to increase the font size in the Maya 2011 User Interface.

Someone had a solution for MAC but wasnt sure if it would work for those of Us that use Windows

Programs/Autodesk/Maya/resources/MayaStrings

I edited it with notepad.

I also did a desktop recording and uploaded it to My YouTube account to show others how I did it, Ive noticed there has been some people that have asked about it.

I registered here for this sole purpose to inform anyone who might be interested.

My origianal post is here: http://area.autodesk.com/forum/autodesk-maya/autodesk-maya-2011/interface-font-size/page-2/

I hope this is okay to post a link to another forum that i posted on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWC4DV2_IQg&feature=player_embedded

The way i uploaded the video, only people in the US can see it cause i uped a Korn song inside the vid, will redo it tonight

Hope this will help someone :cool:


#2

Thanks. I’ll take a look - it would certainly help these tired old eyes…


#3

I did a lot of testing on the Mac version a while ago, since the Mac font is blurrier than it should be. I found Verdana 11 is best and wrote a shell script to change it for Mac users here:

http://polygonspixelsandpaint.tumblr.com/post/2133934131

It also changes the monospace font to something a lot better than Courier


#4

Im really interested in, if this works for Ya, maybe you can drop a line or 2 to let Us know if you got the results You were looking for.

I havent tried to go any higher


#5

I’m interested in seing your youtube video, but it’s banned for music copyright issues (Sony) in my country - Denmark.
Is there anyway to fix this, maybe add it to vimeo? I’d love to check it out.

Cheers


#6

Thank you very much johnnybob:thumbsup:
If you don’t mind, I’m putting here verbal instructions for those who can’t see the video.
For Windows go to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2011\resources and open MayaStrings file in a text editor like WordPad.
Search for this part:
s_TschemeResources.rBoldLabelFont_mac = “11,1,0,0,0,0,Lucida Grande”
s_TschemeResources.rBoldLabelFont_nix = “11,1,0,0,0,0,Arial”
s_TschemeResources.rBoldLabelFont_win = “11,1,0,0,0,0,Tahoma”
s_TschemeResources.rFixedWidthFont_mac = “12,0,0,0,0,1,Courier”
s_TschemeResources.rFixedWidthFont_nix = “12,0,0,0,0,1,Courier New”
s_TschemeResources.rFixedWidthFont_win = “12,0,0,0,0,1,Courier New”
s_TschemeResources.rObliqueLabelFont_mac = “11,0,1,0,0,0,Lucida Grande”
s_TschemeResources.rObliqueLabelFont_nix = “11,0,1,0,0,0,Arial”
s_TschemeResources.rObliqueLabelFont_win = “11,0,1,0,0,0,Tahoma”
s_TschemeResources.rPlainLabelFont_mac = “11,0,0,0,0,0,Lucida Grande”
s_TschemeResources.rPlainLabelFont_nix = “11,0,0,0,0,0,Arial”
s_TschemeResources.rPlainLabelFont_win = “11,0,0,0,0,0,Tahoma”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallBoldLabelFont_mac = “10,1,0,0,0,0,Lucida Grande”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallBoldLabelFont_nix = “10,1,0,0,0,0,Arial”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallBoldLabelFont_win = “10,1,0,0,0,0,Tahoma”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallFixedWidthFont_mac = “10,0,0,0,0,1,Courier”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallFixedWidthFont_nix = “10,0,0,0,0,1,Courier New”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallFixedWidthFont_win = “11,0,0,0,0,1,Courier New”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallObliqueLabelFont_mac = “10,0,1,0,0,0,Lucida Grande”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallObliqueLabelFont_nix = “10,0,1,0,0,0,Arial”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallObliqueLabelFont_win = “10,0,1,0,0,0,Tahoma”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallPlainLabelFont_mac = “10,0,0,0,0,0,Lucida Grande”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallPlainLabelFont_nix = “10,0,0,0,0,0,Arial”
s_TschemeResources.rSmallPlainLabelFont_win = “10,0,0,0,0,0,Tahoma”
s_TschemeResources.rTinyBoldLabelFont_mac = “9,1,0,0,0,0,Lucida Grande”
s_TschemeResources.rTinyBoldLabelFont_nix = “9,1,0,0,0,0,Arial”
s_TschemeResources.rTinyBoldLabelFont_win = “9,1,0,0,0,0,Tahoma”

The number representing font size is the first number following _win which stands for the Windows platform. Change all lines with _win to a higher number. On my screen with a native resolution of 109 pixels per inch, fonts size 13 of Tahoma looks good. You can also change the font by typing the desired font name.


#7

Im currently working on the video without the music (Korn-Thoughtless). and ill reup to My account and post the link here dude

EDIT: Hers the Link Dude http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpnqUsE2oFk


#8

Sweet! Thank you so much. That’s awesome


#9

Changed all the _win entries to 13 = Happy Camper
Thanks much.:applause:


#10

Glad to see You guys are getting good results and thank You to “cgbeige” for Your instructions for MAC :cool:

I uped mine to 15. Maybe a lil overkill but there is no doubt that its legible :cool:


#11

the problem with making sizes a lot bigger is that button sizes are set up for the defaults, so you’ll probably have a lot of scripts or areas of the UI that are cropped. Verdana 11 on the Mac is a little wider and some of my MEL UIs are slightly cropping the fonts. It’s a worthwhile trade-off for me but at 15pt, you’ll see a lot of that.


#12

I have not run into a problem like that as of yet but i will post here if i do with Windows, i havent tried it on My MAC yet but i really only use that for one of My render farm machines, but every once in awhile i like the fact of being able to do things on My MAC OS but every now and then it gets a lil shakey with 1 of the apps i like to run so I geniunely do alot of my web design and 3D motion grfx and modeling on My windows 7 64 bit OS. I definately have nothing bad to say about MAC though. Hats off to Steve and the Hell Hounds :cool:

Ive noticed that increasing the Fonts in windows has also increased the size of My icons in My shelves too.


#13

I tried to follow all these instructions, but it doesnt seem to work, my eyes are always tired iof looking small font sizes…cant one help pls. I open the mayastring s file in text editor and changed the font size to 13, restarted maya —nothing.


#14

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