I have been animating in Maya for years and am now learning how to model in it after a lifetime in Lightwave. Been searching for a while, but does anyone know how to link viewports so that if I zoom in one all the others zoom as well, as in Lightwave? I know Shift F centers on a selection in all viewports, but I have ref pics in front and side viewports and I want to be able to zoom and/or move into a detail and get the same detail in front and side views.
You could connect the 'Orthographic Width' attribute of the cameras together, which would make them 'zoom' together. But for centering, I think Shift-F is your best bet. Note that if you have something small selected, like a point or a face, the cameras will focus on an appropriately small area; they won't frame the whole scene.
I'm not a modeler, so maybe someone else can chime in with a better tip.