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MEL LISTER++ 1.5.1 for Maya (maya script)

You using MEL Scripts? Then you need this...!

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  • 8.x, 7.x

Operating Systems

  • Windows


Last Modified:08/12/2007
File Size: 32.4 KB
15-4-2007 :: 27-4-2007

13 (Sun) May 2007 - 08:00:29 AM

MEL LISTER++ was developed from the key idea of MEL LISTER by Jeremiah Grant. He has developed a tool to List all files present in a specific folder and one can view/edit/save those files. He added a feature to show description about the scripts (popping up first 6 lines of all script). I took that script and did various modifications. And added following features like...

*Automatic Script Sourcing...
*Automatic Script Executing (If the script is prepared to execute automatically on sourcing)...
*Switching to the any script folders are made easy to navigate...
*You can copy/paste the folder path and load them easily...
*Easily switch to the your favorite script folders quickly(And even open them in explorer)...
*Listing the Executable Procedures present inside the script files...
*Navigate around the procedures easily by clicking on them (This makes it easy to see PROCEDURE arguments and return types)...
*Allowing to easily execute all the procedures, (Just double click, If there is no arguments needed)...
*Quick/Easily edit and save...
*Commands and Scripts can be typed directly into the Editor window and it can be sourced or executed easily...
*You can easily put your scripts to your Shelf...
*Randomly, ICONs are chosen when you place your scripts to Shelf(Skipping those old gray n black MEL icon)...
*Both Script AND execution command can be placed on to the Shelf...
*You can drag drop various scripts and commands from your Shelf, And add random icon to them and place them back to the Shelf....
*Find/Find Next and Find Previous supports searching...
*External Editor can be invoked optionally for more flexible editing...
*Help line provide support for your most actions...

I thought of developing a script that will perform most operations like done in MEL STUDIO.
As MEL LISTER++ comes as a script and not an API, it can be used for any version of maya.
I hope, I have achieved (VERY) few of MEL STUDIOS feature.
Soon I will try to add more features to this.

I humbly request your support!

How to Install MEL LISTER++ ...

* Copy the content of entire script and paste it into the maya's script editor window......!
* Then, Drag those entire script(Currently pasted) from the script editor to the Shelf.
* Now Click the shelf ICON and enjoy.

How to Use MEL LISTER++ ...

- Use "..." button to browse a folder and select a MEL file. You will be listed with all files in that directory.
- Click select the file from the list this will load the file for editing.
- Double click will SOURCE that file and load that file for editing.
- List of Procedures it contains will be listed in a list box below.
- Click them to move your editing cursor to procedure's declaration part. So that you can see ARGUMENTS and RETURN Type.
- This will also copy the procedure name to separate text box so that you can add your arguments. You can even drag the command from here to your shelf.
- Double click any of the procedure name from the list to execute them (If it doesn't need any arguments)

- Right click the above address bar to have quick list of favorite folders to quick navigate.

- Move your scripts or execution commands to shelf with random icon. if needed.

- You can drag your commands and scripts from shelf to Mel lister++ editing area and send them back to shelf with random icon.

- You can clear the editing area and start writing your own script.
- Save them using "Save as..." and Source them using "source script" button.
- If it has no procedure your script will be executed automatically.
- else drag the procedure name to executer text box and click "ExecuteProc" button.

Known Bugs...
*Attempting to load this (MEL LISTER++) script into the MEL LISTER++ might cause some errors.

I will try to remove the above said bugs in my next version.

Updated features...

Update v1.0.2 - 01.05.2007

*UI size can be extended.
*Dialog that pops out after Xternal editing is removed and now MEL LISTER PLUS automatically reloads the file.
*Warning pops out for saving the file if its modified and didn't save.

Update v1.5.0 - 13 (Sun) May 2007 - 06:48:28 AM

*Browse and Navigate folders easily.
*Source all files in a folder.
*Copy a script file to your maya default script folder.
*Copy all script file from current folder to maya default script folder.

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Script by
Jeremiah Grant

Special Thanks to
Bryan Ewert
Erick Miller

15-4-2007 :: 27-4-2007

Last Update

13 (Sun) May 2007 - 08:14:49 AM


Chennai - India

Please use the Bug System to report any bugs.
Please use the Feature Requests to give me ideas.
Please use the Support Forum if you have any questions or problems.
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