I have a QT UI that I created in QT Creator, then brought into Maya with loadUI.
Now once that window is in, I am trying to dynamically add more controls to it. Specifically I want to add attribute controls. I could of course throw them on the base window but that would be ugly. I want to put the dynamic controls inside of some placeholder groups/layouts I created in the QT Creator.
The problem is Maya both can, and can't, find those placeholders.
I have tried it with various layouts and containers. Some flat out don't work, but some oddly can be found if I do a:
control -q -fpn whatever;
It will show the proper full path name. But if I then try to USE that as a parent for the creation of a new control, it will error saying that the object doesn't exist.
If there is a better way to go about this i'd love to hear it. Essentially I have a predesigned QT window with some controls on it, laid out nice and neat with layouts and containers, and then I want to add attribute controls to it, but I dont' know of anyway to add those types of controls in QT Creator so I am trying to add them after the fact.