How to Switch From Maya Script Editor to PyCharm

Decogged shows how you can trade up from the script editor to a fancy IDE like PyCharm.

The long-standing Maya script editor is an IDE in itself, but there are more powerful things out there. The latest addition to Decogged’s “Let’s Payathon” series has Billy Dao showing the benefits of moving up to a full-fledged IDE like PyCharm. “We get some advantageous features in return, and we give ourselves a chance to code bigger and better stuff!”

The tutorial comes as part of the series called “Let’s Payathon,” all about using Python for production-driven workflows in Maya. Dao’s previous tutorial showed how you could manipulate animation keyframes in Maya’s Graph Editor using Python.