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Maya Quick Start

Maya is a 3D modeling program that can be overwhelming at the start but like any software, becomes much easier and understandable with a bit of use.

Maya Keyboard Shortcuts 1

Maya Keyboard Shortcuts

Essential Maya Keyboard Shortcuts

Maya KeyAction
QSelect
WMove
ERotate
RScale
aFrame all
fFrame selected
f8object mode
f9vertex mode
f10edge mode
f11face mode

Essential Maya Mouse Controls

Mouse ControlAction
alt (option) + left mouse Buttonrotate camera
alt (option) + middle mouse Buttonpan camera
alt (option ) + right mouse button or scroll wheelzoom camera

Maya Basic Modeling

The official online Maya Learning Documentationexternal link is a good place to learn the basics and investigate advanced topics.

Maya User Interface

Maya Polygon Modeling Tools

Maya Hole in Cube

Maya Beginner Polygon Modeling Tutorial