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MEL Scripting a Character Rig in Maya by Chris Maraffi

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Chapter 2. Learning to Script in MEL

THIS CHAPTER INTRODUCES you to MEL scripting in Maya. You will learn how to find the MEL commands and procedures that Maya uses to do everything that occurs when working in the software interface. You will also learn how to look up each command to see all the options available, and how to streamline your code to run more efficiently. This chapter also introduces essential scripting techniques, such as using variables, arrays, procedures, and loops. Learning such techniques will start you toward the goal of scripting a character rig in Maya through the rest of the book.

Learning to Script in MEL

MEL Scripting Basics

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