A quick way to make an image out of your scene in Maya is to take screenshots using Media Recorder.
To use media recorder just follow the steps bellow. At the bottom of the page is a large screen shot of the
media recorder window for you to use as a reference. There are also some addition IRIX hotkeys listed below to help you
arrange the windows on your screen.
The reader should be aware that in general 'XV' is usually a far
better way to take screenshots, but unfortunately 'XV' will not work well with Maya.
For more information on 'XV' please see Taking Screenshots with XV.
Useful IRIX Hotkeys
'Raise' the window Above all other windows
'Lower' the window below all other windows
Pre Image Capture Formatting
Open a Winterm shell and at the prompt type in 'mediarecorder&'
Once the Media Recorder window is up, go to the 'Tasks' menu
In the tasks menu click on 'Image' and then 'Custom Settings'
A new smaller window will open. Change the file format from SGI to GIF.
Proceed to How to Use Media Recorder
How to Use Media Recorder
If Media Recorder is not already open: Open a Winterm shell and at the prompt
type in 'mediarecorder&'
Once the Media Recorder window is up, set where you want the file to be saved to by changing the directory next to the folder icon.
Now go to the bottom left of the window and click on the rgb or "face" icon
From the Image On Screen choices listed, select Select Area and Record
The mouse pointer will change into a camera and picture area (center left area) will display a magnified view of
where the mouse/camera pointer is located.
Using the mouse/camera pointer make a box around the area of the screen you wish to see.
After a quick moment a new image will appear in the file box. This is your screenshot.
You can rename the screenshot by clicking on the file name next to the rgb
To see the image click on the Play button in the bottom left of the window. The image will appear in the left center area of the window.
To create another screenshot or to view one of the screenshots you've already taken click on the Stop button.
Post Media Recorder Formatting
I recommend pre image capture formatting, but in a pinch this should work.
Open a Winterm shell and go to the directory your rgb screenshot is located in.
Use the 'convert' command to change the image format of your screenshot. For example: