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Plumber: Personal Production Pipeline 1.2.0 for Maya (maya script)

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Last Modified:03/08/2012
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cannot find plumber show file

Submitted by: klebedaja klebedaja
I've installed Plumber and when I've started it I got this error.
I have choose d:/projects to install plumber to and I've extracted it earlier in My Documents\Downloads\plumber. I did everything as written in install tutorial and i have tried two times. I would like to try plumber so if anyone can help me it would be great.
Here is the error from the script editor:

# Initialize Plunger Session  #
  - Plumber Home Directory:
    //Craterserver/Users/ivan/My Documents/Plumber/
  - Plumber Project Path:

# Plumber Build UI #
# Error: global name 'pyPlumb_Show' is not defined
# Traceback (most recent call last):
#   File "<maya console>", line 4, in <module>
#   File "C:/Documents and Settings/rob/My Documents/maya/2009/scripts\", line 476, in pyPlumberInitialize
#   File "C:/Documents and Settings/rob/My Documents/maya/2009/scripts\", line 617, in pyPlumberMakeUI
# NameError: global name 'pyPlumb_Show' is not defined #

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  • Replyindent

    skiena said over 12 years ago:

    There is an updated version of Plumber uploaded. Sorry about the bug. To install plumber you must first remove the previous Plumber installation. To do this delete the directory: C:/Documents and Settings/[USER]/Plumber
  • Iwan Suryolaksono

    Iwan Suryolaksono said over 12 years ago:

    I stiil got the same error messages. I cannot download from your sites too
  • Replyindent

    skiena said over 12 years ago:

    I see the error with the website -- I'll fix it later today. Regarding your error. 1) Completely uninstall Plumber by deleting the pythonPlumber.pyc file AND deleting the Plumber directory at: "C:/Documents and Settings/[user]/My Documents/Plumber"? 2) Download the current version of Plumber from Creative Crash. Take the new pythonPlumber.pyc and copy it to: "C:/Documents and Settings/[user]/My Documents/maya/scripts/pythonPlumber.pyc"? 3) Follow the regular installation instructions from here out. Let me know if this works. Thanks!
  • stephen hibberd

    stephen hibberd said about 12 years ago:

    I have also got the same issue using the latest download. Using windows vista x64 Maya 2011. we cant even see the Wrench-icon.bmp when it asks for it, even though it is there in the folder but not visable to select! most odd we tried changing it to xpm not no good, still getting the show file error. Any other ideas?
  • Replyindent

    skiena said about 12 years ago:

    Stephen, I am in the middle of moving right now -- hopefully for the last time for a while. At some point in the next couple of weeks I will look into this and fix it, but I unfortunately cannot help you right now. I will send a message to your account here when I figure it out. Thank you for your post.
  • stephen hibberd

    stephen hibberd said about 12 years ago:

    OK thanks Skiena look forward to getting started. I hope to use this here in the studio but seem to get th same issues on all PC's. error ---------------------------------- # Initialize Plunger Session # ---------------------------------- - Plumber Home Directory: C:/Users/steve/Documents/Plumber/ - Plumber Project Path: P:/myProjects/Plumber/ -------------------- # Plumber Build UI # -------------------- # Error: NameError: global name 'pyPlumb_Show' is not defined # Hope to hear from you soon. Steve
  • LW gittens

    LW gittens said almost 12 years ago:

    did this error ever get fixed as i am getting the same error looking for the show me file
  • stephen hibberd

    stephen hibberd said almost 12 years ago:

    any update to this issue??? or is plumber now not in development? Many thanks
  • Marcio Ramos

    Marcio Ramos said over 11 years ago:

    I send them emails but get no response... :( I would like to know if this works in MAYA 2012...
  • Replyindent

    skiena said almost 11 years ago:

    Hello Marcio, Maya does indeed finally work in Maya 2012. An update has been posted here.
  • Pang Ren Tan

    Pang Ren Tan said about 11 years ago:

    Has the problem been rectified ? I'm really interested to know how it works but have the same problem as the rest of the people
  • Ashwin Rathod

    Ashwin Rathod said over 10 years ago:

    I can not install plumber..coz installation error (os x 10.8 - Mountain Lion) maya 2013

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