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MayaIcons 4.0.0

Change the icons of common Maya file types

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Rating: 5.0


  • 2008

Operating Systems

  • Windows


Last Modified:10/27/2009
File Size: 576 KB




 MayaIcons 4.0 for Maya
Created by Ruben Algarra
Last modification: 09/10/07


Whats new: _______________________________________________________________
Maya 2008 support.
MayaIcons is now an executable, no a vbs.  (It no longer needs WSH to be active)
New Interface.
Multiple Icon sets selection.
Ability to rebuild the icon cache.

History: ___________________________________________________________________
09/10/07 version 4.0; Maya2008 and x.x
02/02/06 version 3.0; Maya x.x
29/05/04 version 2.0; Maya 5.0 and 6.0
01/09/03 version 1.0; Maya 4.5 and 5.0; mb, ma, mel and env.

Description: _______________________________________________________________
MayaIcons associates new different icons to certain Maya file types.
Each file type displays its own icon, allowing identification without reading the extension.
You can create a Maya shortcut on your desktop with a new icon.
Also you can rebuild the icon cache to apply the new icon set immediately.
Supported extensions: mb, ma, mel and env.


Maya 2008 now displays different icons for mb, ma and mel; but they are all the same color and they are equal for small icons size. Env still using the default maya application icon.

Original Maya 2008 Icons:

Requirements: ____________________________________________________________
Windows 2000 or Windows XP (32/64).
Install from a user with administrator rights.

Usage: ___________________________________________________________________

Select an Iconset from "Change MayaIcons" Section to assign the new icons.
Hover over each Iconset to see all the types.


Select an lcon from "Create Desktop Icon" to create a new shortcut to Maya.
If the name of your Maya shortcut is "Maya x.x" or "Maya 2008" then the icon will be changed without create a new one.

Select "Rebuild Icon Cache" to force the system to apply the changes.

You dont need to use this option to create/change the desktop icon.
Warning: "Rebuild Icon Cache" will close all Explorer windows.

If you do not use "Rebuild Icon Cache" option, changes will take effect after the system reloads the icons:
-Selecting/deselecting "use large icons" (Display Properties)
-Reinitiating the session.
-Rebuilding icons cache using another application (e.g: tweekUI)
-Reloading desktop configuration (XP)
-Restarting the system

Uncheck checkmarks to omit any section.

If you use Windows x64, MayaIcons will prompt  you to confirm the path to Maya (only for the first time).  This is a due to the way Windows x64 intercepts x32 application calls to the registry.
[ Registry changes in x64-based versions: ]

Set "Change MayaIcons" to Default, apply and then run the uninstaller.

Disclaimer: _______________________________________________________________
This application modifies the registry.
It is recommended to backup the registry first.
No responsibility will be assumed by the author for any loss or damage due to its use.

[ How to backup and restore the registry: ]


Ruben Algarra

Cubica 2007


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