When you first selected
the preset brush fern.mel previously, Maya copied it to the template
brush. You then edited the color and various other attributes of
the template brush to create a unique ferns brush. The next steps
show how to save the current settings of the template brush for
To save a brush to the Shelf
- On the main menu bar, select
Paint Effects > Save Brush Preset.
This is the menu item you use to save the template brush as a preset
the name blueFern in the Label box
as well as the Overlay Label box.
This name appears in
icons on the Shelf or Visor after
you save the brush.
- For the Save Preset option,
turn on To Shelf. This means you’ll
put the brush on the Shelf but not in the Visor.
- Click Grab Icon
and drag a selection box around a part of the image that is representative
of the brush’s result.
A swatch appears in the
window for the selected region. Repeat this step until you are satisfied
with the icon.
- Click Save Brush Preset.
An icon for the new preset brush appears on the Shelf.
- To check that the blueFern brush works,
select a different preset brush and paint on the canvas, then select
the blueFern from the Shelf and
paint on the canvas.
- Clear the canvas and close the Save
Brush Preset window.