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Old 07-16-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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Small Python error?

Hey all,

I'm just starting to dig into python and thought I would start by making something small as a quick test. This is what I've written:

import maya.cmds as mc def long(): longName = mc.file(q=True, sceneName=True) print longName def short(): shortName = mc.file(q=True, sceneName=True, shortName=True) print shortName

I then saved this as a file called ""

I then type this in the script editor:

import joSceneName

and then type:


Now I thought this would work without a problem but unfortunately I get this error:
# Result: <function long at 0x1328F8B0> #

Any ideas as to what I've done wrong??

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Old 07-16-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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you are just referencing the function object, you want to CALL the function, so need to add brackets:

Old 07-16-2010, 03:06 PM   #3
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Ta :)

Oh man, now I feel dumb, lol!!

Thanks bud.
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