changing/deleting sub menuItems command

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Old 03 March 2013   #1
changing/deleting sub menuItems command

how do i edit the command for Freeze Transformations from makeIdentity to some other global procedure that i created?
and how do i delete some useless submenu items like "quit" in file menu?
 
Old 03 March 2013   #2
Turn on echo all commands in the script editor history menu.
Select something from the menu you wish to change.
Look at the commands that get echoed.
Do some detective work - "whatIs" will be your friend.

whatIs ModObjectsMenu;
// Result: Mel procedure found in: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2013/scripts/startup/ModObjectsMenu.mel //

Open in a text editor and see where it leads you.

If you are going to actually change something, do it in a local copy of the script and set up your environment so that your local copy overrides the installed copy. There are many way's to do this. I wont go into it now.

David
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Old 03 March 2013   #3
i did: whatIs FreezeTransformations;
i got: // Result: Presumed Mel procedure; no definition seen yet. // where can i access that presumed procedure so that i could modify it?
 
Old 03 March 2013   #4
I hope you did not stop there
If you want to get in under the hood of maya and mess with the engine then be prepeared to look for clues and join the dots. Maya is mostly a bunch of mel scripts. Many of then are small scripts. It is not uncommon when you look for something to follow a path through 10 different scripts to get to the few lines that actually do the work. Sometimes you will get lucky and it will be obvious and it will be a single script and the command will be echoed in the script editor. But in may cases you'll just see the names of procs that are several layers above the command you are looking for.

When I did freeze transforms from the menu I saw "ModObjectsMenu" mentioned. Since it was reasonable to assume that the freeze transforms command was being called by the script that builds the "modify" menu, then something called ModObjectsMenu looked like a good place to start. So I did a whatIs on that.

Keep trying. If you want it badly enough you'll find it. Either that or you can just turn off the menu and make a custom shelf with your custom commands. Or a custom marking menu. Thats what I'd probably do.

David
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Old 03 March 2013   #5
finally got the solution `lsUI`. thankYou djx for encouragement, i`m your fan, bye!
 
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