How to query soundfileon TimeSlider ?

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  02 February 2011
How to query soundfileon TimeSlider ?

Hi everyone,
I am not a coder,just an artist who is looking through MEL to learn a few basics.
I have made a button for making playblasts using the following code , which I got from a MEL script...

//get just the name and extenstion
string $theFile = `file -q -sn -shn`;

//minus the extension
string $theFileName = `basenameEx($theFile)`;

//Make the playblast MOV
playblast -format qt -filename ($theFileName) -forceOverwrite -sequenceTime 0 -clearCache 1 -viewer 1 -showOrnaments 1 -fp 4 -percent 100 -compression "mjpa" -quality 100;

Now I know about the -sound "string" command,but I dont know how to query the sound file currently displayed on the TimeSlider.

Could anyone help please.
  02 February 2011
You need to use the timeControl command and give it the global timeControl objectUI. So normally it's:

global string $gPlayBackSlider;
timeControl -q -sound $gPlayBackSlider;

where $gPlayBackSlider is Maya's default timeline, this gets setup at boot so as long as you pass it in, it'll return the currently active audio.
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  03 March 2011
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That works like a charm , thanks a lot. I checked your website , a lot of useful info over there , keep it coming.

I am putting together a collection of scripts and buttons to help me work faster. Should be useful for animators so will share it soon.Had this problem for a while , but now its solved.

Thanks again.
  03 March 2011
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