Blue Pencil 2 Documentation

Installation Errors

Listed below are the most common errors that may be encountered when installing the Blue Pencil 2 plug-in. If you are unable to resolve your installation issues using this guide, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Blue Pencil 2 Does Not Display in the Plug-in Manager

Make sure that BluePencil2.mll (Windows) or BluePencil2.bundle (macOS) exists in Maya's default plug-ins directory or in a directory included in MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH.

To verify that a directory is included in the MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH variable, run the following MEL command:

getenv MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH

Loading Blue Pencil 2 in the Plug-in Manager Fails

When Maya fails to load a plugin, an error is generated and displayed in the script editor. Listed below are the most common errors and the likely cause.

Error: The specified procedure could not be found. (BluePencil2)

The wrong version of the plug-in is being loaded (e.g. loading Blue Pencil 2 for Maya 2017 in Maya 2018). Copy the correct version of Blue Pencil 2 to the plug-ins folder.

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