I'm migrating software's and I can't stand the way maya has the pan for middle mouse it should be dolly and the left click should be pan . Is there a way to change this ? I've gone to change the hotkey but it does not pick up the mouse button as a 'key'. Any suggestions ?
I don't believe there's a way to get Softimage's interaction mode in Maya. There may be a plugin out there, but I'm not sure of one off the top of my head. The closest thing that comes to mind is digitalRaster's plugin, but that's changing the interaction mode in 3ds Max to be like Maya. The closest you can get would be to assign different shortcuts (not the mouse buttons, though) in the Hotkey Editor > Navigation section.
If it helps you get used to the interaction mode in Maya, you can change it in Softimage. Go to File > Interaction Mode and switch it to Maya and you'll be able to get a little more familiar with how to move around in Maya directly inside of Softimage. Personally, though, I prefer to just leave the programs at their default interaction modes. After a while its not hard to switch back and forth.