View Full Version : MELANIE, a free UI builder

05 May 2003, 12:32 AM
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to tell you, that I'm actually developing a new tool for all Maya users.

It's called MELANIE (MEL Assistant and Natural Interface Editor). I'm trying to make a visual UI builder so that all the MEL commands for the interface will be automatically generated. You will just have to write the behaviour of your interface :)

Hope you will like it,
I'm only at the version 0.2, but I update it every week.



05 May 2003, 09:26 AM
Build in all styles and controlles .. then it starts to get intresting .. now it is not realy usefull :annoyed:

05 May 2003, 10:13 AM
Ok!! That's what I plan to do :)

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05 May 2003, 01:40 PM

05 May 2003, 11:16 PM
OK, that's cool.

Now what we need is a Linux port! :D

just kidding.

-- Mark

05 May 2003, 11:48 PM
Hmm I found MELANIE very.. hard to work with. It felt incomplete. it's an awesome idea though! :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 10:09 PM
I'm only at the version 0.2, but I update it every week.

CGmonkey - hmm yeah the 0.2 version would suggest that its not exactly ready for final release! ;) give him chance, by 1.0 it should do exactly what he has in mind.. I`ll give it a go though..

05 May 2003, 10:46 PM
Oh okey.. Sorry :wavey:

I'm really looking forward to the release! Even though it's half the fun to build the UI and windows (fairly new to MEL) but that will change after a few scripts! ;) hehe..

05 May 2003, 06:02 AM
when is the full release? when will we be able to use other layouts besides "column" ???

this really is a great app that can cut time drastically to create UI...thanks for sharing it with the community! :thumbsup:

05 May 2003, 09:37 AM
what would really kick ass would be a drag and drop UI builder (with photoshop integration) then you could make some sick customized UI's.... *drool*

anywho, ill check this out... I never was any good at making UI's

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