Custom shelves and Marking menus in Maya on a Mac OSX Lion
The other day I was setting up my Maya 2012 Prefs on my new Mac and I was going crazy trying to find the prefs folder that maya has to set up your shelves and marking menus if you have any custom ones.
So the deal is that basically that folder is in a directory that in Lion is hidden by default… so basically you have to set up Finder to display hidden files and then you can put them in there.
To make finder see hidden folders you can open up a terminal and type:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
And then relaunch Finder. When you do you’ll see that all the hidden folders are now accesible:
Then you can navigate to your maya prefs folder and deposit what you need on it:
Once you are done you can use the command that you used before in the terminal with NO instead of YES to restore the look of your finder. Or if the look of a unix folder system doesn’t scare you just leave it.
Hope this helps!