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  04 April 2005
Unhappy Custom Development Environment problem...

hey, i tried to create my own basic custom development environment(courtesy- Complete Maya Programming book) by issuin' these commands...

string $scriptsPath = `internalVar -userScriptDir`;
chdir $scriptsPath;
system("start C:/WINNT/notepad learning.mel");

basically, what its supposed to do is automate the process of openin' a MEL script so it can be edited.i saved the commands to the shelf and if u click on it it opens up the notepad with the filename learning.mel

then i decided to just type come really basic commands to the learning.mel to test it :-

Quote: sphere;
move 1 0 0;

i saved it. then when i tried executin' it by typin -
source learning;
in the script editor, it gives me the followin' errors:-

Quote: // Error: source learning; //
// Error: Cannot find file "learning" for source statement. //

technically, Maya should automatically look for a file with the complete name: learning.mel without u havin' to give the extension .mel, and a sphere should be created and moved one unit along the x-axis.

but its doesn't and it kills me as to why its doin' that, any help would be much appreciated! thanks in advance!!

btw, i could source the file by usin' the source script menu option but i don't wanna do that.
  04 April 2005
Hi all!

I answered this one on the forums. What he needs to do is use the command


to allow Maya to see the new script. Before Maya 6.0, this required quitting and restarting.

-- Mark
Mark R. Wilkins
author of MEL Scripting for Maya Animators
  04 April 2005
Thumbs up

oh...thank you soooo much, Mark!! wish i could have u as my mentor/instructor at my University!

Last edited by RhythmOfLine : 04 April 2005 at 01:11 AM.
  04 April 2005
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