Davide Alidosi’s May9 Brings New User Experiences to Maya and Updates as a Full-Fledged Plugin
May9 is Davide Alidosi’s collection of scripts and configurations for Maya hoping to find better user experiences and faster workflows. The latest version sees the tools graduate to a complete Maya plugin. “We’ve released a new version that works a Maya plugin. The plugin is set to offer an alternative user experience for Autodesk Maya designed to improve the daily workflow and maximize learning.” Davide says.
The central concept of the plugin is to streamline useful commands into a single keyboard button (Z), by predicting them from the context. Think of it as an alternative user experience for Autodesk Maya users. Yes, it is a collection of tools, but also complete configurations that are designed to improve the daily workflow and maximize time. May9 does this by adding new contextualized marking menus, workspaces, and panels.
The plugin is impressive both in its scope and how much faster processes seem in Maya once you get used to the new configurations. Equally impressive is that May9 is free to download, and works with Maya 2017 and 2018.