There’s one basic feature I can’t seem to find. I’ve been looking for it now and then, giving up, working around it, then looking again, so I should probably finally just ask
Is there a way to select control hierarchy in Maya? Just controls, without selecting zero groups and other objects in between.
I’ve been used to double-clicking in 3ds Max to select control hierarchy during animation, which worked great with CAT or Biped, since there’s nothing in between. Where’s in maya there are usually Zero Groups and other stuff that gets selected if you simply use “Select Hierarchy”.
It saves a lot of time while animating things like fingers. Double click a base finger ctrl to select the whole finger. Or double click wrist control to select wrist control and all fingers. Then deselect what you don’t need. Using Pickers just for this kind of thing also seems like overkill. Using Marquee selection can often lead to selecting unwanted controls. And finding a right angle to only select what you need takes too much time, so I usually just end up clicking on them all, or using sets or something.
Thanks for your time and attention!