The BCS package contains a few tools that benefit and/or require certain
hotkeys to be present. For easier installation of the hotkey commands, there
is a MEL script that makes them known to Maya.
To “register” all of these hotkeys at once, simply execute the MEL
This will not alter any hotkeys you have assigned. It will just add new hotkey
commands to the Hotkey Editor, so that you can assign an actual key
or key-combination of your choice.
The commands that are registered are:
The following are just small helpers that might come in handy sometimes:
This will toggle the Move Tool between “World” and
“Normal” mode when the selection is in component mode.
This will toggle the wireframe display on and off when in shaded mode.
This switches the Isolate Select state on and off.
Use this to quickly add the selected objects or components to the
set of objects to be displayed in the view when in Isolate Select
Use this to quickly remove the selected objects or components from the
set of objects to be displayed.
When working on a BCS setup, you will often need the main BCS UI.
For easily opening this UI, you can create a shelf button with the following
Apart from the main UI, the BCS package contains several additional tools.
Here is a list of commands you might consider for further shelf buttons:
This opens the UI for Mirror Geometry. For more information, see
Chapter 7. Mirror Geometry.
Opens the Paint Deform UI. See Chapter 8. Paint Deform for more information.
This will open the UI for Rotate Deltas. See Chapter 9. Rotate Deltas for more
Use this command to open the setup window for creating Toggle
View and Toggle Smoothing setups. For more information, see
Chapter 10. Toggle View.
The above commands should be executed as MEL commands. You will
get errors if you try to execute them in Python mode.