What IDE do you use for MEL development?


#276

You want mel/python IDE for Maya? Maxya beats ALL!!!

currently using Maxya LE 4.5.0.3. Install, and all you need is to put a plugin into Maya plugins folder, enable the plugin and Maya and it’s good to go!

http://www.tarzmedia.com/Software/Maxya/Review_Maxya.aspx

in case they change the link again, you should just go www.tarzmedia.com

O, and downloading from the main site is a total pain in the ass. Keeps getting interrupted. Here’s a torrent link:

http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7100720/Maxya_Mel_Python_Scripter_Learning_Edition_v4.5.3.0

If you are more to python, you should consider eclipse… it’s a lot more heavier but doesn’t cost you a cent except a bit of setup


#277

The best IDE that I have used for MEL is “Cutter” :thumbsup:

you can download it here. http://fundza.com/

give it a try, it has very cool functions


#278

I have to say Maxya is the best. Ive been using it for years now… and has really helped me making mel scripts.


#279

Notepad++
It’s a source code editor.
Probably not the best, but it covers my needs.


#280

Hi.

I have problem with downloading the newest maxya from theirs server.
Anyone have same problem like me ?

I’m Trying to comunicate with tarzmedia but my email coming back to me always.
The same with downloading. 50 % and big “the end”.
Maybe someone have instaler of maxya 4.5.4 ?


#281

email server may be shutdown.
thanks for reporting.
I now sent your email.please check also bulk section too.


#282

Thanks Hcetiner for the quick response. Everything is ok now.


#283

no file inside it
no video tutorial…
very disaponting…


#284

for lack of better expression “LOL” what are you referring to…?


#285

I use ultraedit and notepad++


#286

Got a license for WingIDE


#287

I’ve been using Charcoal Editor for the past several weeks now. I still use Eclipse from time-to-time, but I find the working directly in Maya streamlines my workflow.


#288

Yes I agree. I’ve started using it and it is very nice tool. Integrated in Maya.


#289

Thanks for posting about Charcoal Editor, I just installed it. I really like it. I was using XCode on the mac, just for python and I when I was scripting every day, I used to use jEdit, which was such a pain to get all the plugins installed and hooked up to Maya. Thanks!


#290

Notepad++ is the best.


#291

Emacs is definitely THE most advanced text editor in the world. Free as in speach and beer and well worth spending few moments to learn it.

http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/


#292

notification to old supporters/users. you can continue get new versions by contacting us
Official website.

Maxya focused only as MEL editor (even can code also python).
you can access features / usage videos on 3docean.net


#293

Notepad++
I created a Language Definer and Dark Theme for Notepad++ which suits MEL.
You can download it in ToolSeq UD.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=8276025#post8276025


#294

I use Komodo Edit. It has Maya highlighter, it’s free and great. Previously I used a small little editor called ConText, but that aged very fast and wasn’t that great anyway.


#295

I just went looking again recently to see if there was anything new since the last time I looked and I learned that Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (Simplified version of full VS for free) has a melscript plugin that does do some syntax highlighting, and has some nice keyboard shortcuts to cut out repetition. Windows/Mac/Linux downloads are available!