Online image search integration into maya

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  04 April 2013
Online image search integration into maya

I recently completed a beta of a plugin for maya that allows artists to search for reference images online without having to leave the application and I thought I would share it with you all.

All the web interactions happen asynchronously so maya does not get blocked when images are being downloaded. It requires the qt libraries in order to work.

Demo video:

If anyone is interested the plugin is available for free at htttp://
  04 April 2013
this looks interesting; but could it actually work from within my network/hard drive ? I'd much rather use my browser to search for images but would love to have this to browse files that are on my machine!
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  04 April 2013
Local image search

Yeah that was definitely something I plan to implement, local image search. The tricky part is finding a way to get back decent results. It would rely heavily on the user having a fairly organised and well named texture library. Once I get some feedback and fix the bugs on the online searching, I will implement that.

Thanks for the comment btw
  04 April 2013
This looks quite sweet! Good job!
  05 May 2013
Sweet script man. You should approach and others with this!
  05 May 2013

Hey thanks - yeah all part of the plan Step one though is getting some beta testers involved though to make sure everything is working right
  05 May 2013
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