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Old 08-05-2008, 04:48 AM   #1
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I would like to write a mel script to select certain objects..

for instance i would like to select the joints in a rig I intend to skin to. (I find not all joints in my rigs need to be included in the skinning)
maybe to select objects that have a certain suffix or something like that. I tried google (I can't seem to find the right results on google) anyone know of somewhere I could do some reading on this subject?
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Hi leotikansas,

I don't think that a script is really necesarry as Maya contains very good selection tools already.

One option would be to try the quick select function. At the top right of the interface is a text field, this is multi function and to the left of it there is an arrow which will open a drop down menu from which you can selet it's function, quick select is one of them. Providing you've named everything sensibly selecting objects and joints shouldn't be a problem with this tool, just type in the name and your off.

Also the Outliner window is a great tool to use when you're skinning your models, the visual heirarchy is quick and simple to follow but once again this is providing all your objects are named sensibly.

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ahh, that works perfectly...
gotta wonder what other menial tasks I am overcomplicating



thanks again for orientation of basic tasks
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