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Old 05-08-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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John Gregory
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Help with importing .mb relative path

hi i use this site a lot when im stuck but couldn't find an answer to this but sorry if its been asked before it seems simple.
Is there a way to use mel script to load a .mb file but relative to the mel script file, so its in the same folder on a different computer it would still work? Thanks in advance
Old 05-10-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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Lee Dunham
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not mel but this should work (python).

import maya.cmds as mc import os newFileName = 'testFile.mb' newFilePath = os.path.join(os.path.split(mc.file(q=True, loc=True))[0], newFileName) mc.file(filePath, o=True)

Thinking bout it there should be a simpler way, will have a butchers.
Old 05-10-2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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if the mel script is already on the MAYA_SCRIPT_PATH, like in "My Documents/maya/2012/scripts", then you can get the path to the MEL script using "whatIs".

for example:

whatIs "myMelScript.mel";

returns the path to the script file.
Old 05-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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ah i mis-read. cheers.
Old 05-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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