Some readers of this blog asked me to share a custom panel that I use in maya, so I have cleaned it a bit and removed some scripts that I only use in my particular workflow. Feel free to download and use it in your own way, add more scripts that you have floating around in your shelfs or build your own.
In this overview video I try to show you how you can use some of the scripts.
Just unzip the downloaded file and place the 3 scripts in your maya scrips folder, something like “C:\Users\admin\Documents\maya\scripts“. Place the icons inside your icons folder “C:\Users\admin\Documents\maya\2014-x64\prefs\icons” .
Some of the scripts you will find in the custom maya panel.
Arnold quick settings
Arnold AOV’s inside renderview and Preview render regions
Some of the scripts are windows OS based, so if you are using mac or linux you will need to replace the OS commands. Sometimes the panel doesn’t load or loads empty, just switch between the AE and customPanel and load again the customPanel from the maya menu. Also some of the tools are arnold renderer specific.
Download custom maya tools panel from creativecrash
That’s it, let me know if you find any bugs or leave your feedback below. Enjoy.