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09 September 2010, 01:53 AM

I've built a 3Delight shader in the Maya Python API, but the material preview I'm assuming still uses Maya Software. Is there a way to change this?

I'm assuming I'll have to render to 3delight, save to a temp image file, read it in and display it in the AE. I can't find much info on changing the interface of the attribute editor though to try this.

By the way, is there any documents on editing the AE? I look at all the Ae templates, and I can't find any reference for how they are written.



09 September 2010, 01:07 AM
ok, ill make this question more straight forward:

How do I display an image in the AE?

09 September 2010, 08:58 AM
have a look in the docs of the editorTemplate command and maybe in some of the AETemplate of simple nodes first. Those images are called swatches, and there too it is the best practice to look into the existing Maya scripts, like e.g. the AETemplate of a blinn or so.

Hope that helps.

09 September 2010, 12:44 AM
Thanks, but I find the ae editor commands really obsucure, and badly documented.

I found this:

Might be able to open a port to another renderer, but it doesnt really specify how in the docs.

I'll keep digging.


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