Martin Gunnarsson is a technical director that is currently working for Analog Studio in London. Martin has been working on tool for Maya, with the goal to speed up everyday tasks in the application.
Shelves are great, but sometimes its hard to find what you are looking for. Thats where Cosmos comes in.
Cosmos is an instant contextual search and command launcher for Maya that puts your scripts and commands at your fingertips.
As Martin mentions, Maya shelves are great, but after a few custom shelves and project specific shelf additions, and it can get difficult to search for stuff.
All you really have to do is type, and a handy interactive dropdown of suggestions will come into view.
Martin made Cosmos on a simple premise — Load all your scripts from text files, and make it searchable. Cosmos makes it easy to add your own commands, as well as editing the existing ones.
The command-line launcher features a favorite mode that will display the commands that are used more frequently. The “latest” mode shows the last 10 commands that were used.
If you type an @ symbol in the search-bar, you can get access to all of Maya’s commands, so the tool is much more functional than simply used for launching custom scripts.
Martin is hoping to release Cosmos for Maya soon, but there is no word on a set date. Check out Martin’s page for more information on Cosmos.