Select N-Gons and Tris in Maya

UPDATED APRIL 21, 2017 – removed that error when no selection is made before hitting the commands.

One of the tools I miss from Softimage when using Maya is the ability to select the Triangles and N-Gons with a click of a button. Apparently, in Maya you have to go to Mesh > Cleanup or Select > Select Using Constraints and then tick the right values within the right component mode. More than two clicks is too much and confusing for me, so I slapped these scripts on to my shelf. It selects all faces that are either N-Gons or Triangles, highlights them, and then outputs a count via Continue reading “Select N-Gons and Tris in Maya”

Temporarily move object pivot point in Softimage when using ALT as navigation key

Softimage offers so many tools that make modeling easier. One handy tool is being able to move the pivot point temporarily by pressing and holding down ALT. For those using ALT as their navigation key/for those who are using the Maya key setup, nothing happens when you press and hold down ALT, obviously. And because the “ALT” key is a hotkey modifier in the key preferences, you can’t see what command is mapped Continue reading “Temporarily move object pivot point in Softimage when using ALT as navigation key”