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06 June 2007, 08:16 PM
Hi all.
I'm having a problem running mel scripts.

My script dir is:
C:\Documents and Settings\Mitch\My Documents\maya\8.5\scripts\jsOrientJointUI.mel
which I've verified with:

internalVar -usd;
// Result: C:/Documents and Settings/Mitch/My Documents/maya/8.5/scripts/ //

I'm able to run some scripts from that dir, but others fail. Even when I source a script (from command line and direct selection from File/Source), when I run the script, it fails:

source ftAnimKit.mel;
// Error: Cannot find procedure "ftAnimKit.mel". //

I had this problem in the past and was able to run this script, but no luck this time.
Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks much.

06 June 2007, 08:33 PM
You have to call procedure, not file.

Usually the procedure is named like the file, so in your case that would be:


If not, you have to open your MEL file and see that name. Often authors put them in first lines as comments.
I hope this helps.

06 June 2007, 08:40 PM
Some may not work in 8.5 either.

06 June 2007, 11:51 PM
That was it.

I was typing:

rather than

The simplest errors can cause such aggravation...

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