Distributing Objects

Distributing Objects

Maya 2012 Tutorial


How to Distribute Objects with Equal Spacing in Maya



Often times you will have multiple objects that need to be distributed evenly in your scene. The Snap Align Objects menu item contains an option to distribute objects. For object alignment, see topic Aligning Objects.


Step One

Add three polygon spheres to the workspace (Create > Polygon Primitives > Sphere). Move the objects to random, non aligned locations.

Step Two

Select all three spheres by shift or marquee selecting.

Step Three

Choose Modify > Snap Align Objects > Align Objects and include the options.

Step Four

Click the Distribute icon and choose one or multiple axes to perform the operation.

Step Five

Click the Align or Apply button to accept the settings.

When to Use Align or Apply?

In the dialog box you can choose either Align or Apply. Align applies the settings and closes the dialog box. If you press Align, the settings are applied without closing the dialog box.