menus in Maya are grouped into menu sets. Each menu set corresponds to
a module of the software: Animation, Polygons, Surfaces, Dynamics,
and Rendering. Maya Unlimited
has additional modules. As you switch between menu sets, the right-hand
menus change, but the left-hand menus remain the same; these are
the common menus.
To switch between menu
sets, use the Status Line drop-down list
or hotkeys. The default hotkeys are: F2 (Animation), F3 (Polygons),
F4 (Surfaces), F6 (Rendering).
can create custom menu sets that contain your choice of menu items.
For more information, see
Custom menu sets.
You can display menus as separate windows. This
is helpful when you use a menu repeatedly. Pull down the menu and
click the tear-off line at the top. Tear-off menus always display