What is UserSetup.mel and How to Make it Work for You

Malcolm Andrieshy shows how you can easily configure Maya’s UserSetup.mel file to do some neat things.

Maya has a ton of settings and preferences for the average user. You can also change virtually anything in Maya because most tools run on Maya’s embedded language, MEL.

While settings and preferences are a great way to add your tweaks, the UserSetup.mel file allows you to customize parts of Maya that aren’t available any other way.

Maya User Setup File.

Malcolm Andrieshy (malcolm341) covers how you can change the user setup file so that Maya will start up each time with your preferences. The User setup file is just a plain text file that allows you to add MEL commands that Maya will run when it starts. Malcolm shows how you can add commands to change settings that aren’t in Maya’s regular settings and preferences.