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By Robert Galanakis

Create and customise UIs utilizing normal instruments and libraries
Understand how Maya can leverage complex Python features
Make your instruments, and Maya itself, absolutely automatable
In Detail

Autodesk Maya is a 3D special effects software program. It bargains an enormous and versatile set of gains using Python. it's not tricky to start utilizing Python in Autodesk Maya, however it could be tricky to move from writing procedural, MEL-inspired instruments to development the robust but easy structures that Python promises.

Practical Maya Programming with Python can help you grasp either Python and Maya. With thorough motives, illustrative examples, and entire pattern initiatives, you are going to the best way to use Python to attraction Maya into obeying your each command. useful Maya Programming with Python will train you ways PyMEL works in addition to how one can take care of mistakes and write composable code in Python.

What you'll examine from this book

Understand the structure of Python items, Maya nodes, and PyMEL
Write composable code that's modular and re-usable
Make Maya "Pythonic" by using decorators and context managers
Learn approximately varied Maya UI thoughts and libraries
Use PySide and PyQt to construct Maya person interfaces
Turn Maya right into a server that may be managed remotely
Understand easy methods to use Python with Maya's API
Conquer customized nodes utilizing Python's dynamic sort creation

"Practical Maya Programming with Python" is a realistic instructional filled with lots of examples and pattern tasks which courses you thru construction reusable, self sufficient modules and dealing with unforeseen errors.

Who this ebook is written for

If you're a developer trying to construct a strong approach utilizing Python and Maya's features, then this publication is for you. useful Maya Programming with Python is ideal for intermediate clients with uncomplicated event in Python and Maya who are looking to greater their wisdom and abilities.

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We can see all available paths by looking at the path list on the sys module. path: ... zip C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2013\Python\DLLs C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2013\Python\lib C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2013\Python\lib\plat-win C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2013\Python\lib\lib-tk C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2013\bin C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2013\Python C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2013\Python\lib\site-packages A number of paths will print out; I've replicated what's on my Windows system, but yours will almost definitely be different.

But as you start building class hierarchies, decorators, and other things that have dependencies or state, the situation can quickly get out of control. Always test your code in a fresh version of Maya before declaring it done to be sure it does not have some lingering defect hidden by reloading. Though once you are a master Pythonista you can ignore these warnings and figure out how to reload just about anything! Exploring Maya and PyMEL Now we will start digging into Maya and PyMEL. Let's begin by initializing Maya in the mayapy interpreter so we can use more than just standard Python functionality.

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