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rob christian
What Product does Maya Use for Their User Configurable GUI?
on Sep 7, 2006 at 1:17:26 pm

I would like to develop similar interfaces for NASA software tools where
the user can define their own GUI in a run-time environment on multiple
platforms(MAC/PC).

Rob


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Jason Brummett
Re: What Product does Maya Use for Their User Configurable GUI?
on Sep 7, 2006 at 8:04:23 pm

90% sure it's core API is written with C++

obviously unlike other 3D apps, everything including the GUI is created via Maya Embedded Language which sits atop the API.

Jason Brummett
Studio Z Inc.


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Steve Sayer
Re: What Product does Maya Use for Their User Configurable GUI?
on Sep 8, 2006 at 5:11:21 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_%28software%29#The_History_of_Maya

Maybe that will help...

-Steve


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rob christian
Re: What Product does Maya Use for Their User Configurable GUI?
on Sep 13, 2006 at 9:03:50 pm

This was enlightening!


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Sean Fennell
Re: What Product does Maya Use for Their User Configurable GUI?
on Sep 13, 2006 at 8:50:48 pm

Might I suggest wxPython and the python language. I believe other projects at nasa have already used it. wxWidgets is a windowing c++ api, and wxPython is a python library that wraps the c++ api into python. Its quite flexible, cross-platform and relatively modern looking. Far more modern looking than the maya gui.

http://www.wxwidgets.org/
http://www.wxpython.org/


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Sean Fennell
Re: What Product does Maya Use for Their User Configurable GUI?
on Sep 13, 2006 at 8:53:49 pm

A little more info that I just remembered, a developer at Disney wrapped maya's api into python and they actually wrote gui's for maya in python with wxWindows or qt3 because it was more flexible, and loaded faster. Plus they could use them without launching maya in case the tool had a stand-alone mode as well as a plugin interface to maya.

When we get Python in maya this will be a very viable solution for the mass public.


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rob christian
Re: What Product does Maya Use for Their User Configurable GUI?
on Sep 13, 2006 at 9:02:56 pm

I'll look into this interesting!


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