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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Wilkins, Mark R.
MEL scripting for Maya animators.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Morgan Kaufmann, 2005
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mark R Wilkins; Chris Kazmier; Stephan Osterburg
|ISBN:||9780080470719 0080470718 0120887932 9780120887934|
|Description:||1 online resource (xviii, 529 pages) : illustrations.|
|Contents:||Preface; Special Acknowledgment; Chapter 1 Maya Under the Hood; Chapter 2 The Basics of MEL Commands; Chapter 3 Using Expressions; Chapter 4 Controlling Particles with Expressions; Chapter 5 Problem Solving with MEL Scripting; Chapter 6 Variables and Data Types; Chapter 7 Using MEL Commands; Chapter 8 Manipulating Nodes in MEL; Chapter 9 Controlling the Flow of Execution; Chapter 10 Procedures and Functions; Chapter 11 Naming Nodes, Scripts, and Variables; Chapter 12 Designing MEL User Interfaces; Chapter 14 Custom Dialog Boxes; Chapter 15 Making Advanced Dialog Boxes with form Layout; Chapter 16 Making Advanced Dialog Boxes with Web Panels; Chapter 17 Improving Performance With Utility Nodes; Chapter 18 Installing MEL Scripts; Chapter 19 Examples Using MEL with Particle Dynamics; Chapter 20 Examples Using MEL with Solid Body Dynamics; Chapter 21 Example of a Simple Crowd System; Chapter 22 Examples Using MEL in Character Rigging; Index.|
|Series Title:||Morgan Kaufmann series in computer graphics and geometric modeling.|
|Responsibility:||Mark R. Wilkins, Chris Kazmier ; with a contribution by Stephan Osterburg.|
"Reading and following the lessons of this book provides one of the best ways for a casual Maya user to elevate their skills to a professional level. The fundamental techniques developed in MEL