View Full Version : Custom Animation Panel Setup help

09 September 2010, 01:10 PM

I have been spending ages trying to figure out how I can create a shelf button that is my animation layout I like to use. I seem to be completely missing something and have looked all over for some sample scripts.

Basically I want to create a button that toggles my layout


with the top left panel being the perspective (would be awesome to know how to set certain show options too) the bottom left being the graph editor and the main panel on the right being any camera that has the name render it

I have tryed a few ways and I just can't figure out how I get the panel names and then set them to be what I want them to be, they seem to constantly change e.g. modelpanel1 becomes modelpanel2 on restart etc

anyway I hope this makes sense, I'm not looking for a completed script or anything, just something in the right direction as I'm trying to pickup MEL


09 September 2010, 01:19 PM
don't you just need to save a panel layout (using Panel > Panel Editor > Layout) then put:
setNamedPanelLayout "savedLayoutName";
on a shelf button?


09 September 2010, 01:29 PM
yeah I want to try and do it without saving a layout, if thats possible?

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