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Old 22-03-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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I downloaded the MJPoly Tool Plug in and cannot figure out how to install it (never installed a plug in before). I've spent the last two hours reading and searching and I'm still clueless.

I had to download WinRar to unzip the file. It unzipped two files that I don't know what to do with. Please help.
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Old 22-03-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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I think I finally found the answer (in this Newbie forum). I should have come to SimplyMaya.com in the first place.
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Old 22-03-2007, 06:42 PM   #3
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Nope, still can't do it. After decompressing the zip file, I see two script files. I copied these two files into every script folder I could find (3 in all). I typed the name into the script editor and executed...nothing happened. I tried loading the script and then executing...still nothing happened. I typed the name of the file and executed...nothing. I feel like a complete idiot not being able to figure this out. I could really use some help.

I'm watching this thread so my responses should be quick.
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Old 22-03-2007, 06:55 PM   #4
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http://www.maya3d.dk/Scripts/MJPolyTools/

go here and read the installation section it might help

I can tell you though if you install this it can leave a ton of crap (useless nodes behind ) and you might need to also use a cleanup script.

copy this into your script editor and then middle mouse drag it to your shelf to create a cleanup shortcut on your shelf.

-------------------------------------------------------------------
string $expList[] = `ls -et "expression"`;
string $exp;
for ($exp in $expList)
{
if (`objExists $exp`)
{
if (`match "polySplit[0-9]" $exp` != "")
{
// get the loop split node
string $LSNode[] = `listConnections -d 1 ($exp + ".objectMsg")`;
string $mjShape[] = `listConnections -d 1 -sh 1 ($LSNode[0] + ".inputPolymesh")`;
delete $exp $LSNode[0] $mjShape[0];
}
}
};

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Old 22-03-2007, 07:02 PM   #5
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btw I noticed on another thread that you are using Maya 8.5 and most of mj polytools are inbuilt into maya since version 7 I beleive it was so you don't really need it.
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jsprogg, you're AWESOME.
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