Selection, tools, and actions


When you select multiple objects, the last selected object is drawn in a different color from other selected objects. This is known as the key object. Some tools use the key object to determine what to do with the selection. For example:

Tools and actions

Maya makes a distinction between tools and actions.

Tools appear in the Tool Box. Almost all menu items are actions, however there are some tools in the menus. You can tell which menu items are tool by the following:

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