Attempt of a painless transition >blender2maya
The transition from one app to the other, is always painful, as one has gained a certain workflow. I am still only messing around with the PLE, so by the time I make that kind of investment, I would like to be able to rock?n roll from the start.
To make the transition as painless as possible, I thought it would be a good idea to assign as many blender hotkeys as possible to the same or similar maya functions.
I am overwhelmed by the amount of functions maya has. My attempt consists in the following:
- List all maya and blender hotkeys. (done)
- Compare blender functions(with assigned hotkeys) with maya functions (or similar) and make a list> to do
- assign the blender short cut to the same or similar maya function (check if the maya function already has a hotkey assigned and put it on the available list.
- drink a cold beer out of a icy frozen glass (>done, hmm, I will repeat this step?)
not every function is important, as everybody uses certain functions, while others never ever will be used. So everybody learns individually ?his? hotkeys and that?s it.
I still think it is worth the effort to compare the blender and maya terms and make a list of them, as it will save a lot of time afterwards. So if anyone out there thinks it is a good idea, please feel welcome to add some stuff to that list. As there are so many functions it would maybe be a good idea to split it into: animation/ modeling/ etc.