What IDE do you use for MEL development?

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Old 03 March 2004   #31
I used to use UltraEdit with MEL highlighting to but a friend of mine told me about Blue-MEL Studio. And now I wouldn't use anything else
Old 05 May 2004   #32
code genie here! did not liked ultra edit or crimson!
not enough mana to cast spell
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Old 05 May 2004   #33
I use ConText you can get it free from here
set it to php and its a pritty good match for the mel script
Old 06 June 2004   #34
I'm currenly using Nedit under Linux. There is a Mel/sl/rib syntax highlighting mode in highend3d, and it's really cool :P
Old 07 July 2004   #35
Nothing like MelStudio!

It's the ONLY editor INSIDE Maya.
This makes possible some things that to other editors are forbidden, like listing/autocompletion of DAG object's attributes, drag&drop mel code onto/from shelf, quickHelp on Mel commands, full list of all procedures and expression (a la Visual Studio!), maya-like document panning (alt+MMB!), ecc.ecc.

Irreplaceable for me...
Old 07 July 2004   #36
maolu- I completely agree, MEL Studio rocks. Now if only they'd drop the price a little...
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Old 07 July 2004   #37
I know Max Liani (MelStudio creator) and i know that pricing is estabilished by Digimation, that currently is MelStudio official reseller, so he cannot decide very much about pricing....
Old 07 July 2004   #38
a newbie with MEL, but I'm always using nedit for any type of scripting that I do (Python mostly).


Old 07 July 2004   #39
Originally Posted by bentllama: i have had no problems with the syntax highlighting...I will look at my settings and post them here

How can I grab your config?
Old 08 August 2004   #40
recommendations for OS X?

Aside from emacs, does anyone have recommendations for MEL editing on OS X? I have used UltraEdit and liked it alot. Wish Blue MEL Studio were available for the Mac, but alas, neither are.
Old 08 August 2004   #41
Hi aaron,

JEdit... it's a good crossplatform editor, that also should work on Mac, if Java is installed...

you can download a modified and updated Mel Highlighter for Jedit here...

it's a little modificated and updated than the orignally highlight file by Ron Bublitz...
some of the changes are commented it in the XML file, so if you don't like the way it's highlighted you can change it back...

regarding JEdit you can also read this thread from Jason Schleifers forum... Mel editors??, Whats a good mel editor...

an other java based editor is "cutter" made by malcolm kesson...


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Old 08 August 2004   #42
if you're using linux, you can get the the syntax highlighting for kwrite i made here: http://tdp.nu/ofer/kate_stuff/

Old 08 August 2004   #43
I you are or want to be a (UNIX) nerd, you can use VIM (www.vim.org) it is FREE and available on about every platform. It has got MEL highlighting among lots of others and very advanced editing features.

You will have some strange shortcuts when you aren't used to UNIX editors, but when you get used to them, you don't want anything else!!
Old 08 August 2004   #44
Used to use notepad for all my programming, but then i found Mel studio LE, and though it does not have the full list of features that the pro version has, it is completely adequate for me...

It is available free from http://www.digimation.com/software/...?product_id=162

only one thing annoys me, and that is the inability to have multiple scripts open at once, but it is a great program anyways

We like this! More free programs for the people...
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Old 10 October 2004   #45
MelStudio because:

inside Maya,
most editing function,
easily expression creating + productivity + management
(select another object dont clearing expression and over)
multytab interface.

Highly recomended
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