Maya Python and API

Finding User Directories

Finding User Directories

In this tips and tricks lesson, we look at how to find the Maya user directories (e.g. prefs, scripts, etc...) in the current Maya session.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Software: Maya
  • Duration: 2:36
  • Added: 2013-12-17

5.7 - Simple Car Example Using Functions

5.7 - Simple Car Example Using Functions

In this lesson, we will apply what we have learned about functions and write a Python script that creates a simple car model inside of Maya using Python.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Software: Maya
  • Duration: 22:57
  • Added: 2013-12-17

Modifying Animation and Playback Ranges

Modifying Animation and Playback Ranges

In this tips and tricks lesson, we look at how to query and edit the animation and playback time ranges using Maya commands in Python.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Software: Maya
  • Duration: 6:50
  • Added: 2013-12-10

Maya Environment Variables

Maya Environment Variables

In this tips and tricks lesson, we look at how to get and set Maya environment variables using Python.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Software: Maya
  • Duration: 3:53
  • Added: 2013-12-10

Listing MEL Global Variable Names

Listing MEL Global Variable Names

In this tips and tricks lesson, we look at how to get a list of all the MEL global variable names in the current Maya session using Python.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Software: Maya
  • Added: 2013-12-10

Getting the Value of a MEL Global Variable

Getting the Value of a MEL Global Variable

In this tips and tricks lesson, we look at how to get the value stored in a MEL global variable using Python.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Software: Maya
  • Duration: 7:18
  • Added: 2013-12-10

 5.6 - Built-in Functions

5.6 - Built-in Functions

This lesson provides a brief look at Python's built-in functions and where to find more information on them.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Software: Maya
  • Duration: 2:56
  • Added: 2013-09-20

 5.5 - Pass by Reference

5.5 - Pass by Reference

In Python, function arguments are passed by reference and in this lesson we will take a look at some of the caveats of this.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Software: Maya
  • Duration: 4:15
  • Added: 2013-09-20

5.4 - Args, Keywords Args and Defaults

5.4 - Args, Keywords Args and Defaults

In this lesson, we will examine arguments, keyword arguments and default values when creating and calling functions in Python.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Software: Maya
  • Duration: 7:07
  • Added: 2013-09-20

5.3 - Return Statements

5.3 - Return Statements

Continuing our look at Python functions, this lesson covers return statements and returning the results of a function to the caller.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Software: Maya
  • Duration: 5:10
  • Added: 2013-09-12