Charcoal Editor 2 is a plugin for Autodesk Maya designed to replace the aging script editor. Fully integrated into Maya using Qt and the Maya API, Charcoal Editor 2 brings many of the advanced features found in leading IDEs directly into Maya.
Created to meet the production needs of Maya TDs and tools developers, Charcoal Editor 2 is powerful, flexible and familiar. It includes the major functionality of Maya's native script editor and adds an extensive set of features that professional developers depend on.
Redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of the latest changes in Maya, while maintaining all of the features that made the original a success, Charcoal Editor 2 is a feature rich editor that offers a modern user experience.
Charcoal Editor 2 removes the need for complex external editor setups. The plugin installs in seconds and seamlessly integrates into Maya's environment leaving you free to focus on creating great scripts.
|General||Charcoal Editor 2||Maya Script Editor|
Modern user interface
Selected code execution
Single line execution
Auto-save on execute
Never delete code on execute
Code editor syntax highlighting
Output syntax highlighting
Right-click context menus
Matching word highlighting
Matching brace highlighting
Insert closing braces
Insert closing quotes
Line editing utilities
Convert tabs to spaces
Display hidden characters (tabs and spaces)
Save script to shelf
Drag-and-drop script to shelf
Advanced find and replace
|Windows and Views|
Code editor groups
Code outline view
Open editors view
Go to... (file, symbol, line number)
User configurable layouts
Customizable font settings
Customizable tabs and spaces
User configurable auto-complete settings
User defined output line highlighting
* Script editor auto-complete only occurs on objects in the main namespace
Charcoal Editor 2 may be downloaded and evaluated for free (with some limitations). However, a license must be purchased for continued use.
For installation instructions see the Online Documentation.