Channel Box and Selection Change

Back in March I wrote an article about a strange new behaviour in Maya 2014 and that the Channel Box now keeps the channel selection even if we change the object selection.

A welcomed change we were waiting for a long time… but it would also cause problems to some animators and their habits. Well, let’s praise because Autodesk have heard your prayers!

In Maya 2016 there is a new optionVar to tell Maya to clear the selection in the Channel Box after each selection. To do so just enter this command to set it, it is not available anywhere in the UI.

cmds.optionVar(iv=('ChannelBox_ClearSelectionOnObjectSelectionChange', 1))
optionVar -iv "ChannelBox_ClearSelectionOnObjectSelectionChange" 1