The object history in Autodesk Maya

Maya records every step taken to create your model, This is called the Object History.

  • When you create a model you will see that model under the inputs section of the channel box
  • When you perform an extrude or any other type of modification, a new entry gets added to the inputs section
  • Setting for each can be edited, so you can click on the input for the original model and change its attributes, even though the entry for the extrude was created after the creation of the initial model
  • This can also be accessed from the Attribute Editor, where each node is represented as a tab
  • Each node can be viewed and modifications can be made here

To clean the history

  • It can be useful to clean the history
  • To do this:
    – Edit > Delete by Type > History