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  1. copy image from render view

    I want to copy images from render view and paste them into emails.

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    • GUI: lines separating panels (ie. viewport | outliner) are one pixel wide, making them hard to select with mouse. Make wider, please.

      GUI: lines separating panels (ie. viewport | outliner) are one pixel wide, making them hard to select with mouse. Make wider, please.

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      • Allow more than one computer for home license

        I would love it if you could update the licensing system to be like Adobe Creative Cloud which lets you sign out of computers easily in the application. I have one computer at work and two at home and being able to switch my home Maya license between the computers at home would be a really great help and give me a little more freedom to choose which machine I work at when at home. I really appreciate the home license a lot, so I know this is asking a lot!

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        • PBR Focused Hypershade Redo/Tweaks

          At minimum I want to be able to change the damn sphere swatch in the material browser to a cube or plane or cylinder etc... like I can easily in UE4.

          (Also a cube option in the material viewer!)

          But the hypershade is so antiquated and needs an update to be more friendly with PBR shading and the differences inherent a packed Spec/Metallic workflow for us game artists who use the full version of Maya.

          When I look at Marmoset's ball spheres, Substance`s spheres and UE4 spheres I think I would take any two of them, one in each hand.…

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          • Move Tool planar handles should respect Step Snap setting

            Dragging the Move Tool individual axis handle with Step Snap set to Relative correctly respects your specified Snap Value, but dragging the planar handles (XY, XZ, YZ) does not. This would be a nice QoL fix.

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            • Ability to hide/show objects from Outliner

              The Outliner conveys that an object is hidden by greying-out its name. However there is no way to hide or show objects from the Outliner.

              (Currently we have to select a hidden object and know the hotkey to show/hide it, or leave the Outliner and use the Display menu.)

              It would be great if we could hide/show objects directly from the Outliner using the right-click menu for an object node.

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              • A camera and projector calibration toolkit - helps to get focal length and perspective of an original shot

                So basically in you can get this tool for Blender called BLAM that allows you to draw a few lines to calculate the perspective and give a pretty close rough guess of what focal length was used to take the photo you are trying to match. This allows it to be easier when setting up your camera to align it for your scene.

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                • 在帮助命令搜索增加多语言支持

                  在帮助命令搜索增加多语言支持,比如我输入中文的"窗口",那么请显示"窗口"或“Wndows“等等语言,可以的话,建议有个切换按钮。

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                  • Display layer – Esc button exists and closes layer editor.

                    Display layer – Esc button exists and closes layer editor.

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                    • Display layer – return key saves the layer editor settings so one doesn't need to the mouse click on it.

                      Display layer – return key saves the layer editor settings so one doesn't need to the mouse click on it.

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                      • Display layers - clicking on new layer auto selects the text in the layer editor.

                        Display layers - clicking on new layer auto selects the text in the layer editor.

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                        • Duplicate special node

                          I find myself change duplicate special setting a lot to get the result that i'm happy with.it will be better to add duplicate special node to channel box and then you can change the diameters in the channel box and see the result in real time.

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                            0 comments  ·  modeling  ·  Admin →
                          • add the ability to assign material channels like 3ds Max

                            Maya really could use the ability to assign a material channel number like 3DS Max has. Being able to assign a specific number is extremely helpful when dealing with game engine and having it in Maya would have saved me some time tonight where I wouldn't have had to open max, import my FBX file, assign the channel numbers, then export again.

                            Thank you

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                            • PBR support in the viewport like blender Eeve

                              Maya really needs to update the viewport to improve the display of PBR models. It would be extremely useful to have a viewport like blender Eeve.

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                              • Allow back and forward mouse buttons to be used in file browser

                                When viewing the file browser, for opening a file or importing it would be nice to be able to use the back and forward buttons on my mouse to navigate through the folders.

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                                • maya 2.5D view

                                  it will be great to have 2.5D view in maya like zbrush so that it can handle a huge number of polygons and improve the work with sculpting brushes.

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                                  • Select And Place tool

                                    Select And Place tool in 3dmax is very good for saving alot of time when modeling I really want to see this tool in maya.

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                                      0 comments  ·  modeling  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix the bug causing mirrored uvs to display a seam when using normals map

                                      i went trough this with support and this is a limitation that affects real time rendering (games) the case no. is 14050603. Since Autodesk was not able to offer a workaround, i suggest you look into it for future updates.

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                                      • V-Ray licensing option?

                                        Make V-Ray a licensing option along with Arnold. Perhaps tack on extra $$ for the additional renderer or make it available as an alternative.

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                                        • upgrade student file to commercial file with a fee

                                          I have been working on a few projects from which I wanted to make money. By using them for commercial purposes, I would be violating the terms of service. These files have a tag or identifier embedded into the file and likely encrypted for obvious reasons. They have a notification every time they are opened that states it is a student file. I had planned to upgrade to a commercial licence soon but realized that won't change the file status. I will still upgrade regardless. I propose that on the Autodesk website a user could upload a project and have…

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