5-part video series for beginners
- Part 3: Introduction to Marking Menus
- Part 4: Using Hot Keys
- Part 5: Saving and Exporting Preferences
In this five-part series, our own Rich Mazza introduces you to the fundamentals of Alias. Think of this as getting a lay of the land, a high-level overview of the Alias User Interface and the key tools you’ll need to know.
What You’ll Learn
Part 3: Introduction to Marking Menus in Alias
- The Marking Menus – gesture-based menus – allow you to bring up different options with different keyboard and mouse combinations.
- You can customize the options in the Marking Menus for the tools you use the most.
Part 4: Hot Keys in Alias
- Creating custom Hotkeys for the actions you do the most is a kind of shorthand that improves your Alias workflow.
- Consider your most frequent actions—and that’s what you can create a Hotkey for.
- The Hotkey may already be assigned, but Alias will warn you about that and you can overwrite it.
Part 5: Saving and Exporting Preferences in Alias
- After creating custom Marking Menus and Hotkeys, you’ll want to save them for your next Alias session.
- If you’re switching to a newer version of Alias, you’ll need to export your preferences.
- When the new Alias loads, it will want to default to its new settings. Let it—and then reload your previous preferences.
You can get started by downloading the new Alias & VRED Learning Editions:
For Alias, click here.
For VRED, click here.
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