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ganeshcgartist
11-29-2012, 04:44 AM
hello everyone.. :) :)
i need help :sad:
now i going to do a animated short, the story of an robot and a boy,
i want to learn mel for rig and animation needs, unfortunately i have no programming background :cry: , so for learn the mel! where i want to start? plz anyone help ?

thanks and regards
ganesh.n


Not everyone can become a great artist
but a great artist can come from *anywhere* :beer:
Anton Ego (Ratatouille)

phexitol
11-29-2012, 04:58 AM
You will need a mouse with a scroll wheel.




















...so you can scroll down and see that there is a Maya-specific forum (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=7) for this kind of question :)

ganeshcgartist
11-29-2012, 05:02 AM
You will need a mouse with a scroll wheel.




















...so you can scroll down and see that there is a Maya-specific forum (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=7) for this kind of question :)

opps sorry :)

PozestStar
11-29-2012, 07:10 AM
I'm an auditory learner, it REALLY helps when I hear people explain things. That's why the Digital Tutors MEL series was great for me. If you have the $$$ for it, or if you know someone with access to it, I highly recommend it for getting your feet wet.
http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/training.php?pid=61&autoplay=1

As far as books, there are more than a few on Amazon, but there are two that I really like,
MEL Scripting for Maya Animators (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0120887932/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1B8TFQYETCHS6VCTDRT1&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846) and MEL Scripting a Character Rig in Maya (http://www.amazon.com/MEL-Scripting-Character-Rig-Maya/dp/0321383532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354175112&sr=8-1&keywords=MEL+script+rig). Both have some age on them, but I like em.

(And then there's Maya Python for Games and Film. (http://www.amazon.com/Maya-Python-Games-Film-Reference/dp/0123785782) It's Python, but hey, it's a damn good book if you ever decide to pick up Python. :thumbsup: )

And then there are more than a couple of Intro to MEL tutorials on Vimeo and YouTube.

Maybe someone else will chime in, but those resources were (and still are) a big help to me.

ganeshcgartist
12-03-2012, 06:16 AM
I'm an auditory learner, it REALLY helps when I hear people explain things. That's why the Digital Tutors MEL series was great for me. If you have the $$$ for it, or if you know someone with access to it, I highly recommend it for getting your feet wet.
http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/training.php?pid=61&autoplay=1

As far as books, there are more than a few on Amazon, but there are two that I really like,
MEL Scripting for Maya Animators (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0120887932/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1B8TFQYETCHS6VCTDRT1&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846) and MEL Scripting a Character Rig in Maya (http://www.amazon.com/MEL-Scripting-Character-Rig-Maya/dp/0321383532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354175112&sr=8-1&keywords=MEL+script+rig). Both have some age on them, but I like em.

(And then there's Maya Python for Games and Film. (http://www.amazon.com/Maya-Python-Games-Film-Reference/dp/0123785782) It's Python, but hey, it's a damn good book if you ever decide to pick up Python. :thumbsup: )

And then there are more than a couple of Intro to MEL tutorials on Vimeo and YouTube.

Maybe someone else will chime in, but those resources were (and still are) a big help to me.

thank u very much "PozestStar" :beer:

kiryha
12-03-2012, 07:56 AM
I would advise to learn python instead of MEL, spetialy if you do it from scratch.
You will be able to develop stuff for any software inclooding Maya.

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