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butCherHeLL
10-09-2006, 09:15 AM
30.10.2006 0.5.2.92 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Invalid Window Handle error fixed while opening MEL Editor if <mimic maya window> checked off.
30.10.2006 0.5.2.91 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Added to MEL Editor Options.MEL Editor works as a maya editor.


Grab Preview algorithm changed.it is now faster than ever.


FIXED.When pressing material search edit dropdown button error was occuring "could not focus window".
29.10.2006 0.5.2.90 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Icon referencer added.it makes easy find and assign icons of command buttons


Commandbar's Customize Option now locates correctly to default mel button settings.


Some bugs fixes.(Doesnt mean all fixed . it is still alpha version)



MAXYA 1.0 (under development)

By butcherhell


This is a new maya free tool.It is mainly developed to collect and interact mel scripts interwith maya.

it is like a swissknife tool for maya.

it has 4 different sections :

1.Commandbar

2.MEL Editor

3.MEL Library

4.Material Editor



http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0275.jpg


When You Open Maxya.It will appear on taskbar as an icon.
http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0276.jpg










You can click right or left to access the 4 tools or you can use their global hotkeys to access. http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0277.jpg










Material Library

It looks like Maya's visor.But more handy and easy to search and import to maya or export to maxya to collect your most common using materials or objects.

select and collect for later use.
search and select and import to your maya scene a shader or an object.
it is very easy to categorise and find what you are seeking for in some seconds.


http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0279.jpg (http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0279_.jpg)



Command Bar

it looks like shelfTab. but autohide docked on rightside of screen.so you can work with more free screen.

Commandbar is customizable.

http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0280.jpg (http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0280_.jpg)



MEL Library

It is MEL Editor.You can collect mel scripts and execute them.
http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0281.jpg (http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0281_.jpg)










By its shortcut you can see mel command examples where written in maya help. http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0282.jpg




















By its shortcut you can see mel command web help reference embedded in maxya.http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0283.jpg




















By its shortcut you can see mel command description, where written in maya help. http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0284.jpg

butCherHeLL
10-09-2006, 09:16 AM
<Edit>
maxya's first alpha version for testers.

it needs improvements and comments and bug reports.
it will make fast to finalize this utility.


thanks to try and send comment or bug or suggestion.

it will oriented as your needs and wishes
<Edit>



http://www.ddmel.com/forum/index.php?topic=3.0 (http://www.ddmel.com/forum/index.php?topic=3.0)

By its shortcut you can see procedure list tree .easy to navigate and outlining.

http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0285.jpg


By its shortcut you can see and enter to insert these parameters the parameter list of of the current mel procedure on line.
http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxya_intro/snap0286.jpg

Also autocomplete list avaible for current mel commans to speed up your codings.

Mikademius
10-09-2006, 09:37 AM
Fantastic! Great to see this kind of effort.
I'm not a fan of the 3dsmaxing part, but I really like the Mel part here and the mat lib.
:bounce:

thematt
10-09-2006, 09:50 AM
oh MY !!! are you serious, the mel editor looks absolutly faboulous..
thanks a lot for that.Hope we'll be testing all that soon.

thanks again it looks great.

cheers

Atwooki
10-09-2006, 11:50 AM
Looks very useful butCherHeLL, particularly the MEL command utility :) great work!

Chris

ashishdantu
10-09-2006, 12:10 PM
hi,

great tool !! ur effort will be mucch much appreciated by all !!

btw: where do i downlaod it ? is it in beta phase ? pick me pickme !! for testing !!

will make our lives much easier !
gud on u mate ! :thumbsup:

butCherHeLL
10-09-2006, 12:15 PM
stay forget it till next weekend.

I am currently on developing,so still not finalized.
whether it finalzied or not;I will be publish next weekend.

stay wait

sorry for this :)

ashishdantu
10-09-2006, 12:34 PM
hi butCherHeLL,

thanx for the info .....

sure i can wait !! :-)

Mikademius
10-09-2006, 01:23 PM
I'll be waiting :)

NolanSW
10-09-2006, 04:45 PM
The Mel Editor looks like Visual Studio. Looks pretty robust. Look forward to checking it out.
Nice work.
-Sean

jayasri
10-10-2006, 05:04 AM
nice tool . it's look like a visual Studio.

- jayasri

Stucky
10-10-2006, 10:38 AM
Awsome Tool dude. Thank you for all your efforts. When do we get to test this? I mean, we're all eager to test this beauty!



-S

A_New_Hope
10-10-2006, 10:46 AM
Great work butCherHeLL
looks really cool :thumbsup:

frogspasm
10-10-2006, 03:34 PM
Wow butCherHeLL!

That looks like a sweet set of tools. That's so cool of you to be making them public :)
Looking foreward to trying them out.

~Mike D.

NateH
10-16-2006, 10:51 AM
Woot! nice job ButCherHeLL. Looking forward to it.

vitalmaya
10-22-2006, 06:50 PM
Looking wonderful! I'm really looking forward to try out the MEL Editor.

butCherHeLL
10-22-2006, 08:07 PM
I am on adding drag drop functionality interwith maya interface into maxya commandbar
like maya's shelftab.
I have 3 days holiday at home to make ready first alpha release.

this means it has bugs and not finished todo items.
it depends on time. I am coding when I find freetime.


sorry for making wait people.
I need some 3-4 days more for 1st alpha release

butCherHeLL
10-25-2006, 10:13 AM
another alternative to get real fullscreen working
CTRL+SHIFT+Spacebar Shortcut

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8264/fullscreenmayaol2.th.png (http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8264/fullscreenmayaol2.png)

I am planning to release first alpha version on 26th. this month.because have many bugs
and need time.. very sorry for this.I am just trying to do my best.
so thanks for patience

xcomb
10-25-2006, 11:51 AM
Kewl can't wait to see it in action :)

ninedegrees
10-25-2006, 09:18 PM
Looks incredibly interesting! Can't wait to try it out!

HappyCalaveras
10-25-2006, 11:17 PM
That's an excellent initiative and generous donation to the Maya community, I look forward to testing it out. Keep up the great work! :thumbsup:

butCherHeLL
10-26-2006, 06:22 PM
maxya's first alpha version for testers.

it needs improvements and comments and bug reports.
it will make fast to finalize this utility.


thanks to try and send comment or bug or suggestion.

it will oriented as your needs and wishes



http://www.ddmel.com/forum/index.php?topic=3.0

lostfilez
10-26-2006, 06:29 PM
Downloading as we speak! :eek:

xcomb
10-27-2006, 05:57 AM
I've installed it and so happy, but boom not working with Maya, get connection refused to socket.
MaXYA already configured

Client disconnected.
ERROR: Connection refused
I have windows XP sp2
I disable to check my firewall and virus prog
Hope you can let me know what's up!

butCherHeLL
10-27-2006, 06:23 AM
go to My Documents\maya\x.x\scripts directory

find usersetup.mel

there should a line in it same as :

commandPort -name ":2325";//This Line Added by MaXYA for maya.

now you are ready to open maya to execute mel commands.

maxya does not need maya opened.but it works with maya.

if still does not work change that line with :
commandPort -name "127.0.0.1:2325";

it does not need to close firewall or antivirus.


hope this helps.

please feedback what happened

xcomb
10-27-2006, 06:38 AM
Sweet it worked!
:) happy
OK everything is functioning.
Damn you smart, got it working without even loading plugin :)
Man this is fantastic job you have done!!
I really appriciate your effort and time.

butCherHeLL
10-27-2006, 08:35 AM
What IDE do you use for MEL development? (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=70978) ???

:D

xcomb
10-27-2006, 08:52 AM
One thing i don't understand if it's a bug or i am doing something wrong, here is what happens, mel editor opens, fine working, then i close Maxya and open back, i can't open neither mel editor or mel library, so unfortunatly i have to reinstall Maxya in order to get it working, yes when loading Maxyan, it opens mel editor and closes right away, after all i can't open, untill i reinstall :(

butCherHeLL
10-27-2006, 09:04 AM
click the tray icon of maxya
you will see howto access tools

or press

windowsbutton+F5
windowsbutton+F6
windowsbutton+F7
windowsbutton+F8


to toggle open close them.

note:
maxya saves last opened tools.
and it opens them next maxya open.
if you close all tools before close maxya;next time you will see no tool opened.so need to reopen.

xcomb
10-27-2006, 09:56 AM
Hmm i opened maya first then Maxya, then it worked, even i did it couple times, ohh well, as long as it works :)

butCherHeLL
10-27-2006, 10:29 AM
it does not care which you opened first.maybe maya or maxya.whenever maxya should work.

butCherHeLL
10-27-2006, 10:31 AM
<SOOrRY DOUBLE POST>

NateH
10-27-2006, 01:50 PM
WOOT it's finally here... Gonna spread this to all the scripters here at fullsail.... MUWAHAHA.


Im gonna do bad first...
Then good.. Dont hate me. :)
Anyways bugs:

Has some problems when I try to scroll to the right, I have some stuff like curve commands and such that are REALLY long sideways, and your scrollbar doesnt seem to actually go over that far? Like the scrollbar is all the way to the right but im not at the end of the line... Also if i try to use the arrows to go further to the right it starts drawing the same char over and over...

Also sometimes if I execute all and then look at maya and come back to maxya, the mel editor wont cime up the first time I try to open I have to open it twice for it to show up.

Ive also had It go ontop of every other window and I cant seem to get windows to focus on any other window once it does this.. Like not even the start bar or mazyas own window can go ontop of the mel editor sometimes.

There needs to be a scroll bar in both directions for the command buttons mel area as sometimes not the entire scripts fits in there. Even some of your cool scripts you had there by default just dont quite fit.

Theres allot of problems with the window not going behind other windows when it should. If you want me to explain all of em let me know.

The grab preview thing took over my screen, couldnt even get to the task manager to kill it...

Now for the good.

WOW...

The mel editor is really really really nice thanks.. It has every nice feature I could want.
I like the example lookup.

I like the way it isnt a plugin and doesnt add anything extra to maya. Makes instalation easy and fast.

Gotta love the send to maya, And the hiding of groups it feels like a real IDE now.

I like the double code view in the mel editor.


Okay now for suggestions,

make it auto lookup if they hover there mouse over a command for a certain amount of time.

Add a close button the the sidebar for all the different sidebars. It's kinda illogical to go and re-open it just to close it.

Add a donate button... :)

Add a way to do the multiple open files each with there own tabs at the top like in context.

Any way you could make it so if you click on a procedures name in the listing 3 times it selects the whole procedure? OR harder but better, Allow the name of a procedure to be dragged up and down in the listing and doing so actually moves the procedure(the code itself) up and down (in the actual file).


Really my biggest suggestion is to work on making it a bit more user friendly, but since it's still in developement it seems like your right on track.

Very impressive stuff butCherHeLL.

NateH
10-27-2006, 01:50 PM
Double Post

NolanSW
10-27-2006, 04:02 PM
Pretty much the same with what Nat said.

ScrollBarUI: Not a big fan of the resizing of Maya to make the scrollbar fit. I use two monitors and it really wigs them out. If I try to detach it from Maya, it looks like it's going to be a seperate window but then just snaps back to the side of Maya's UI. If I close out of Maxya I can't get my Maya window to maximize to full screen again. Making it not attach to any window would be a better option to start and have an option for the user to attach it if they want.

Mel Editor: Has some nice features. Function jumping is really nice and having the blocks to show loops and functions is a nice visual cue. The UI would freeze at times when I'd try to open a script though. But for a first alpha release and being free, can't complain too much.

With all that said, bravo and look forward to later releases.

-Sean

butCherHeLL
10-27-2006, 04:13 PM
that was a real conversations for real testers.big thanks !

I will add todo queue of new suggestions.
and will try to my best.

but please more testers.because I am not a good tester.and want to fill all holes.depends time by time.

(to all:donate poors,student dormitories which have no dad or mom around you instead of me :)
means this will be free always.)

thanks nateH

Adam
10-27-2006, 08:06 PM
really nice start.
The only major problems I had where with the material editor thingie. As stated above the Grab preview freaked out and made the whole screen grey. Also when i try to import an object onto the material editor it always wants to replace the existing model. how do i add a model? scripteditor is great so far!

Mikademius
10-27-2006, 09:06 PM
I had a little problem with this version at work today...
When I wanted to turn my PC off it refused untill I killed Maxya manually from the taskmanager... I didn't manage to test it any further or read through the readmes, but are one supposed to manually exit it for windows to shut down?

butCherHeLL
10-29-2006, 02:34 PM
UPDATED
29.10.2006 0.5.2.90 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
ADD001 Icon referencer added.it makes easy find and assign icons of command buttons

FIX001 Commandbar's Customize Option now locates correctly to default mel button settings.


Some bugs fixes.(Doesnt mean all fixed . it is still alpha version)


http://static.highend3d.com/downloadsimages/4352/snap0297.jpg
---------------------------------------------------------------------

meagane
10-30-2006, 09:08 AM
hi ButCHerHell,
I just wanna say you are doing a fantastic job!
Thank you so much!

butCherHeLL
10-30-2006, 11:02 AM
UPDATE
Version Alpha 0.5.2.91

<Mimics Maya Window> Option Added to MEL Editor Options.MEL Editor works as a maya editor.


Grab Preview algorithm changed.it is now faster than ever.


When pressing material search edit dropdown button error was occuring "could not focus window".

Mikademius
10-31-2006, 11:30 AM
Hey there butCherHeLL.
I have some feedback for you :)

- The way maxya restore down windows are extremly annoying. It made all my windows in all programs narrow and pretty useless. I also had to kill maya to get back the space the settings window took. ( check attachment )

- The MEL help files aren't avaliable for me when I hit f1. Errors like these appear:
--> "not connected to the internet" and similar.
Maybe this is an IE 7 issue?

- I tried to reopen the mel script editor and I got the error:
"Could not obtain OLE control window handle".

Great effort!!!
And where do we download the latest builds? Couldn't find your latest alfa at your site..

butCherHeLL
10-31-2006, 02:04 PM
thanks for feedback



And where do we download the latest builds? Couldn't find your latest alfa at your site..

updating same file.older version deleting always.


- The MEL help files aren't avaliable for me when I hit f1. Errors like these appear:
--> "not connected to the internet" and similar.
Maybe this is an IE 7 issue?

maybe. but for now help file only accessible from taskbar menu.

let me check for other problems.need time.


- The way maxya restore down windows are extremly annoying. It made all my windows in all programs narrow and pretty useless. I also had to kill maya to get back the space the settings window took. ( check attachment )


if some other seperate maya tools are opened.full screen should also work without any problem.
maybe some 3rt party screen utilities conflicts with maxya.
I tested different 2 PCs and asked to friends.I didnt get any problem like this.
so I cant solve if I dont see the problem.

also I am still testing but didnt getting an OLE problem....also installed with IE7 and XPSP2
....
1-please may you report a clear one by one step teelling the way to go error.
2-please report name of 3rt party utilities that you already installed...
so than I can test and see and try to solve problems

thanks

Mikademius
10-31-2006, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the reply butcher.
We appreciate it!

One more thing. After I had the settings window up it reorgan ized all my icons on my desktop too. I'll continue testing :)

butCherHeLL
11-05-2006, 07:59 PM
Version Alpha 0.5.2.93



Material Editor>>Grab Preview Operation>>with this action,maya view layout was accidently changing.Fixed


"Material Editor>>Import From Maya Action had a bug ""confirm overwrite file ?"" and was not able to import from maya.fixed."


Dragging functionality added to Commandbar Editor from maya (direkt drag from shelfbutton to commandbar list:adds new commandbutton.from shelfbutton to Commandbar script: Changes selected commandbar's MEL.Script


"Middle Mouse Click for Commandbar buttons now works as MEL Option to open option window.(ie. If Left mouse button clicks runs ""createPoly;"":Middle mouse button clicks runs ass createPolyOptions; )"



Default Buttons added to CommandBar


About Icon Searcher :Enter Key as Accept selected icon added to search edit and icon list.


http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2033/ug06fb6ado8.gif
http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/maxyasetup0593.exe

SlayTheBeast
11-05-2006, 08:28 PM
Hello!! great looking stuff!! I was wondering if it would be possible to get just the mel editor without the rest of the tools. The tools are nice, but being a freelancer I jump around a lot and it would be nice to only install the mel editor on work computers places that aren't as inclined to install packages like these. If it was just the mel editor I could explain that and they would allow the install.

Great stuff!! Keep up the good work!

tony

butCherHeLL
11-05-2006, 09:08 PM
nice idea !.

however directory is compatible.stable.durable...or as how you would like to say :)

just copy clone directory.installation is not a need.
simply and only operates just copying to directoy.

if installation does not allowed.than clone copy installation directory.
installation is not a really need.

butCherHeLL
11-12-2006, 06:57 AM
new tool added. (didnt still published until some more bugs fixed.)


HOTMELEXECUTER TOOL PREVIEW VIDEO (http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/hotmelexecuter.rar)

an alternate to hotbox.

its attached to scrolllock button to toggle hotmel executer window on/off.

Koogle
11-12-2006, 11:52 AM
Just tried this today and its looking very promising... I have one big issue with the sidebar not working well on a dual monitor setup.. it hides the sidebar on the right side of the main monitor, but if you have a 2nd monitor you see that sidebar. It would be helpful if there were some options for dual monitor users to have more control over that side bar. Like being able to pin it, I mean it would be great if it just stayed there on the 2nd monitor because then i can work fullscreen and still have access to it from the other monitor without it jumping onto the 1st monitor soon as move the mouse over it on the 2nd monitor.

also the material editor is a nice concept, the screen grab is very kool.. but it needs more work. Like when you add from maya, there is nothing to tell you something has changed on the object holder you have selected, there isn't an easy way of editing the name of the object. And doesn't seem like there is an option to create a blank object holder to use? Maybe you could implement a drag&drop usage, so you can just drop an object into the viewport, material into hypershade etc?

And the command bar there expand all doesn't seem to work, and it would be nice if you could have more than one pull down menu open, only allows one open at a time right now.

Overall its pretty good and i'm going to keep checking up on its development as it has a lots of potential, btw I haven't read too much of this whole thread, so maybe you've already addressed these issues :)

butCherHeLL
11-22-2006, 02:42 PM
2 new tools added.
to learn howto use download and check maxya's help file.


however mel editor is still on progress developing....

HOT MEL Executer
http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/1592/hotmelexecuter1my4.gif



HOT Selector

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/5774/hotselector1we0.gif

butCherHeLL
01-11-2007, 09:52 PM
here are some 10 seconds small videos to show whats new.
not all.just some.

+added tons of new features and functions.
+removed piles of bugs and errors.

I think I need some 1 week more. to finish todo items of this project.


commandbar tool
http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/intro_videos/c2m/c2m.html

commandbar tool
http://www.ddmel.com//maxya/intro_videos/c2m2/c2m2.html (http://www.ddmel.com//maxya/intro_videos/c2m2/c2m2.html)

material library - (exporting object from collection)
http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/intro_videos/x2m/x2m.html

material library - (importing object to collection)
http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/intro_videos/o2x/o2x.html

material library - (details of shader collection view)
http://www.ddmel.com//maxya/intro_videos/s2m/s2m.html

How Material Editor works
http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/intro_videos/How_Mateditor_Works/How_Mateditor_Works.rar

How Mel Editor Works
http://www.ddmel.com/maxya/intro_videos/How_Mel_Editor_Works/How_Mel_Editor_Works.rar



--you know.Its a group of free maya tools combination.
--you know.there is no advertising of the site or any commercial expectation problem or any DONATE button : D
--no ask useless questions but please:<< I need suggestions to develop it for more useful aims>>.

--this tool will gradually being enhanced after than if I will continue living.


just sharing.

thanks

pursuit
01-16-2007, 05:36 AM
i watched those videos, really a striking job, especially mel editor seems to be really useful, i'm waiting for the last version.
i hope it goes well...

butCherHeLL
01-20-2007, 09:30 PM
MaXyA 1.0.0.0

ready for download

http://www.ddmel.com/forum/index.php?board=2.0

JayHoo
10-16-2007, 09:02 AM
Unfortunately the link is down. :sad:

svv3d
12-17-2007, 07:35 PM
mirror

http://www.highend3d.com/maya/downloads/tools/misc/MAXYA-final-4352.html

kursad_pileksuz
07-13-2008, 06:05 AM
This looks like a nice and handy tool.

Btw thanks for the free learning edition.

noizFACTORY
12-06-2008, 06:22 PM
how did i miss this great stuff! thanks for the learning edition!:thumbsup::thumbsup:

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