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07 July 2012, 11:14 AM
I'd like to make a new window in Python and parent the UV editor under a new layout. I've seen it be done with other scripted panels like the graph editor... but I can't seem to figure it out with the UV editor. I'm using Maya 2012.

Please help!

07 July 2012, 12:19 PM
This is how it is being done in Erik Spellerberg's excellent UV Delux (
cmds.window('UVDeluxe', s=True, width=440, title='UVDeluxe')
pane = cmds.paneLayout('textureEditorPanel', paneSize=[1,22,1], cn='vertical2')
uvTextureViews = cmds.getPanel(scriptType='polyTexturePlacementPanel')

if len(uvTextureViews):
cmds.scriptedPanel(uvTextureViews[0], e=True, unParent=True)

cmds.scriptedPanel(uvTextureViews[0], e=True, parent=pane)


edit: I've tried about 8 times to get this code entered with correct indentation and without extra spaces. Giving up now. :shrug:I'm sure you'll figure it out. Or you can get the original source from creativeCrash.

07 July 2012, 09:38 PM
You legend! Got it loaded up and functioning. Thank you very much! :D

I should note, that:
(scriptType='polyTexturePlacementPane l')
... was causing a problem, note the 'pane l'. This is just forum formatting issue if anyone else stumbles across this thread in the future.

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