Craft Animations Craft Director Studio

Maya (Mac)

Welcome to Craft Animations and Craft Director Studio. This tutorial will help you get started with Craft Director Studio and show you the most common dialogs and configuration routines.

Starting Craft Director Studio
» Enabling keyboard support on Macintosh



Craft Director Studio must be initiated in Maya Plug-in Manager.

To initiate Craft Director Studio in Maya:

  1. Start Maya.
  2. Select Window > Settings/Preferences > Plug-in Manager.
    Windows to plug-in
  3. Check Loaded and Auto load for CraftMayaAdaptor2008.bundle (name depends on which version of Maya you're running).
    Plug-in Manager
  4. Click Close to close the Plug-in Manager.
  5. Craft Director Studio will now start with Maya automatically.

To make sure that playback runs as smooth as possible after you've recorded an animation, do the following:

  1. Click the Animation preferences button in the bottom right corner of Maya.
    Animation preferences button
  2. Change Playback Speed to Real-time [24 fps].
    Animation preferences real-time setting
  3. Click Save.
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  1. Start Maya
  2. Click on the Director Studio tab in the Shelf.
  3. Click on the Craft Animations logotype.
    Craft Animations Logotype
  4. Craft Director Studio should now be open.
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» Enabling keyboard support on Macintosh

Start by opening up the System Preferences:
System preferences

Click on Universal Access:
Universal access

Check the Enable access for assistive devices check box:
Enable access

This will enable Craft Director Studio to read the inputs from the keyboard device during recording and you are now able to use the keyboard to control all the tools.

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