Creating Custom Tools in Maya Using Python & PyMEL

Rajiv Sharma shows how you can use Python in Maya along with PyMEL to create custom tools. Rajiv walks through creating a custom Maya window that has attributes and a function.

how you can use maya python and pymel to create custom window with attributes

The walkthrough will create a window that displays the render layers for the current scene, with a button to toggle the visibility of the layers.

Python is a popular scripting language for pipelines, and Rajiv knows this as an experienced application developer for VFX pipelines using Python, C++, and QT for interface frameworks.

PyMEL is something that sets to make python scripting in Maya work much smoother by taking Maya’s command module as a direct translation of MEL commands into python functions.