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nm_sourceMelUI.mel 1.1.0 for Maya (maya script)

Easy source workflow for mel scripts

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  • 8.x, 7.x

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  • Linux
  • Windows


Last Modified:01/22/2009
File Size: 9.92 KB
                NM Source MEL UI v1.1

Richard Schmidbauer,

    The UI is designed to help people that are doing mel scripts regularly and often
    (like myself :) to quickly manage your MEL scripts.
    Instead of filling shelf by shelf with buttons for sourcing/executing mel scripts
    you can load any script file into the ui and source the script by clicking on the
    respective list entry. Your current list is saved as Maya Option Variable, which
    means that your list will survive the current session.
    In addition you are able to specify one command per script that will be executed
    when shift-clicking a list entry.
    To add a command, just klick on a script entry and LMB-click on the entry. A
    popup menu will appear to allow you to add commands or to delete the selected entry.

- You can only add one command per script entry, but you can have s script entry
  more than once
- The sort function sorts alphabetically and sorts words starting with caps before
  words without caps although they might have the same/lower Rank
  ("Ball" will be sorted before "ball" and will also be sorted BEFORE "ant" but after
  "Ant"). This is the behavior of the maya sort command. Its no bug.
 - There is NO SUPPORT for PHYTON atm. If you need this feature, drop me a mail. I'm
  using maya8.0 so I won't include Phyton support until I switch to a higher version.

    copy the script file to your user scripts directory.
    add the line
        source nm_sourceMelUI.mel;
    to your userSetup.mel file and start maya; You can start the script with

    The script was tested on Alias Maya 8.0 on Windows, so if anybody has some comments on backwards/upwards compatibility... you are welcome!
I haven't tested it on any other platform, but I'm not using any windows specific flags.. so it "should" work.
Maya 2011 has some UI related Issues. I don't have Maya 2011 available atm, but i'll look into this issue

If you like the script, please rate it.. if not, do the same :). Any commets/ideas are welcome.

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