This shelf is a compilation of scripts and tools I've found online, that friends made and others that I made.
For the complete list of the scripts and links to their respective source :
>> ONLINE DOCUMENTATION <<
A big thanks to all the people involved in the creation of these amazing tools.
updated on 05/28/11by Jean Delaunay
here's a copy of the README.txt file
UPDATES in version 2.9.1
- updated VoronoiTextureFracture script
UPDATES in version 2.9
- added VoronoiTextureFracture script to the modeling tools button
- added emfxClouds script to the dynamics creation button
- added DMMbaker script to the dynamics creation button
- added geoSpheres primiries to the polygon creation button
- added SC_MovePivot 1.0.0 script to center pivot button
- added cra_copyAnim 1.1.1 script
- added crCrashRecover 1.0.0 script to saving button
- added my Maya2Krakatoa UI script to the dynamics creation button
- updated particle kill field to v0.0.2
- updated jjj_gammaTools to v2.0.2
for all notes, questions or requests, you can send me an email at this address : -- [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] --
If Maya is currently running, quit it.
First, I recommend that you do a backup of your preferences directory.
e.g. "X:\Users\XXXX\Documents\maya\2012-x64" on Windows
"\Users\XXXX\Library\Preferences\Autodesk\maya\2012-x64" on OSX
Copy the 5 folders (plug-ins, prefs, presets, scripts & shaders) AND "doc.htm" to your Maya preferences directory (on Mac, make sure not to completely overwrite your own files.)
Some of the scripts need to be sourced when Maya startup.
To do so, open "Maya.env" with a notepad and copy the lines.
Then, just paste them to the "Maya.env" file that is already in your preferences directory.
If there's none, just copy the file in the folder.
Same thing with the pluginPrefs.mel file, which is located in the "prefs" folder.
Just copy these missing lines :
evalDeferred("autoLoadPlugin(\"\", \"cameraFinderNodes.py\", \"cameraFinderNodes\")");
evalDeferred("autoLoadPlugin(\"\", \"tensionBlendShape\", \"tensionBlendShape\")");
evalDeferred("autoLoadPlugin(\"\", \"jlCollisionDeformer.py\", \"jlCollisionDeformer\")");
evalDeferred("autoLoadPlugin(\"\", \"stereoCamera\", \"stereoCamera\")");
evalDeferred("autoLoadPlugin(\"\", \"DisplaceD\", \"DisplaceD\")");
Open "doc.htm" to read the full documentation.
Within Maya, you can right-click on the last button of the shelf to open it in your default browser.
/!\ Soon, a video tutorial to showcase all the functions in details.
Q. IS THIS SHELF GONNA WORK WITH 2011 OR OLDER VERSIONS ???
A. I'm pretty sure most of the scripts work in 2011... older I can't say.
Q. WILL YOU MAKE VERSIONS FOR OLDER VERSION OF MAYA ???
A. Only if I have to work on an older version. I might double-check the compatibility with 2011... I still have this one installed around.
Q. I MADE ONE OF THIS SCRIPT, I DON'T WANT YOU TO PUT IT IN YOUR PAGE. WHO THE @#%$^% DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!
A. I'm deeply sorry. The script will be removed presto, just shoot me an email.
Special thx : Bernie, Valou, Sarah, Krishma, Foster, Andwew, and the interwoueb. and THANK YOU.