I am going right to the beginning with this one. If you have used Alias before you might be bored. This is for those who are just starting with it or will soon. I am going to go over a few setup points as well as navigation in the program.
Be aware that this may reflect on the way that I was taught the software. So to begin you will need to execute the program. If you went with the defaults during installation, you should find it located under Autodesk as shown in the first picture.
When it executes you will find two options, paint or default. We are going to work with default right now. To find out the difference between the two see my previous blog. Once you pick default, you may have to wait a couple of seconds while the program loads. You should see a splash screen that lets you know that the program is indeed loading.
The screen should look something like this one by default. Now we are going to change a few things. Take a look at the screen. You will find the shelves at the bottom and the palette to the left on the screen. The first change that we are going to do is to add our own shelf. You will do this by holding down the right mouse button anywhere in the grey area of the shelf. Pick new shelf and name it "Shortcut_shelf". Click on the tab of your new Shortcut_shelf.
Now expand the Surface tab on the palette. You will see commands listed there. Holding down the middle mouse button, drag any command to the new shelf that you created. You can add your favorite commands on one tab just for your use. Play around with adding commands. Now to remove the ones that you don't want. You will need to once again Hold down the middle mouse button and drag that command on the shelf to the trash.