it would be really cool if there was a flexible caculator included in the Maya UI that could load values from any animatable parameter. you would even be able to right click on any object's value and have the option to load that number into the calculator. and what would be even cooler would be the ability to load and hold on to several values at a time. another feature would be the ability to work on multiple calculations at once in different 'workspaces' in the calculator window and then be able to use any of those values between the different calculations that you're working on. and finally you could right click on any animatable parameter and have the option to load the different values automatically.
oh, and one last thing: the ability to offset any number and have a list made of those values for example: .03125, .0625 .125, .25, .5, .625, .75, .875, 1
what do you guys think of the idea?
*sigh* unfortunately i don't know enough MEL to do this but a man can dream, a man can dream...