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By Robert Galanakis

Create and customise UIs utilizing usual instruments and libraries
Understand how Maya can leverage complicated Python features
Make your instruments, and Maya itself, totally automatable
In Detail

Autodesk Maya is a 3D special effects software program. It bargains an unlimited and versatile set of beneficial properties using Python. it's not tricky to start utilizing Python in Autodesk Maya, however it should be tough to head from writing procedural, MEL-inspired instruments to construction the strong but easy structures that Python promises.

Practical Maya Programming with Python may also help you grasp either Python and Maya. With thorough causes, illustrative examples, and entire pattern initiatives, you are going to how one can use Python to appeal Maya into obeying your each command. sensible Maya Programming with Python will train you the way PyMEL works in addition to tips to care for error and write composable code in Python.

What you'll study from this book

Understand the structure of Python gadgets, Maya nodes, and PyMEL
Write composable code that's modular and re-usable
Make Maya "Pythonic" by utilizing decorators and context managers
Learn approximately various Maya UI thoughts and libraries
Use PySide and PyQt to construct Maya consumer interfaces
Turn Maya right into a server that may be managed remotely
Understand how one can use Python with Maya's API
Conquer customized nodes utilizing Python's dynamic style creation
Approach

"Practical Maya Programming with Python" is a pragmatic instructional jam-packed with lots of examples and pattern initiatives which courses you thru development reusable, autonomous modules and dealing with unforeseen errors.

Who this ebook is written for

If you're a developer trying to construct a strong procedure utilizing Python and Maya's services, then this booklet is for you. functional Maya Programming with Python is ideal for intermediate clients with easy adventure in Python and Maya who are looking to larger their wisdom and abilities.

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