I have seen MEL scripts like the ones from Dave Keegan where you can create external shelves (he calls it, break-out shelf).
So I have some questions:
- Can you make a new shelf, that isnt visible among the other shelves, but visible in a UI of your own?
- Can the UI of the script editor be tweaked so that a shelf can be put there, for example beneath the existing buttons? The shelf itself can be one of the existing, or like in question 1, a completely different shelf_??.mel file that is only visible in the UV Editor.
I got this idea recently, and I think it can take the maya UI to completely new hights.
Since the shelve-mechanism itself seem to be very flexible - like the example about the Keegan-script I mentioned before - then I am sure a shelf can be attached here and there.
Thank you in advance.