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Old 08-03-2008, 05:52 AM   #1
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Hey Guys

Since autodesk took away maya's web browser, anyone know of a pllug in to make one??

I think that ther may be one with the API but it hink that its for executing commands not actually a boriwer that you can get on the internet with.

It's just that I want to look like i'm using maya when i'm really not, you know with one of the 4 panels on the internet and the other 3 with a model loaded and the hypershade open!!

Haha, only joking, It was a great way of having ref open whilst you modeled.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:46 PM   #2
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Might just make one then....

Cant see it being too harsh, just the api to get through.


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Old 10-03-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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Steve, ill look to see if I can find the file from maya 7 thats deals with the browser, then its all down to reverse engineering the code into 2008
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webBrowserPrefs [flags]



This command handles setting preferences that the web browser uses. Some of the most common preferences are settable in the Web Browser tab of the Preferences dialog box. A full listing of the current settings being used by the browser can be viewed by entering "about:config" as an URL in the browser.
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Long name (short name) [argument types] Properties
-preference (-prf) string string
Query or set a web browser preference. In query mode, accepts a string representing the preference name and will return the result. In edit or create mode, the first parameter is the preference name and the second paramater is the valued to be set. Edit and create will return the value that was set if successfull.


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Flag can appear in Create mode of command Flag can appear in Edit mode of command
Flag can appear in Query mode of command Flag can be used more than once in a command

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global string $homePagePrefKey;
string $homePage;

// Get the current home page used by the browser.
//
$homePage = `webBrowserPrefs -q -preference $homePagePrefKey`;

// Set the web browsers home page to something new.
//
$homePage = "www.alias.com";
webBrowserPrefs -edit -preference $homePagePrefKey $homePage;
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Damn...

It looks like this was inbuilt into the API for Maya 7 and isnt covered by an mll, h or mel file.

Might be a toughy for you Steve
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I'll have a lookey at it, might be able to get it going in some way....

If not, well, nothing ventrured nothing gained.
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maya had a web browser? thats news to me...
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Yup sure did, think that it was 8.5 when they got rid of it.
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Yeah its been done in, so to speak.

Was a great little add in, you could have an image open in ne window and model to the ref, that was joust one thing that you could do.....

Oh well I minimise a window now and have either IE of windows photo wiewer open on another monitor.
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i was under the impression everyone had at least two monitors
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Originally posted by Chirone
i was under the impression everyone had at least two monitors
?????.....
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Originally posted by Chirone
i was under the impression everyone had at least two monitors
why?
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umm... because we all require at least two?

i'd prefer 3 or 6...

maybe i just think too... extravagantly....
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Um..... actually only one is required and three is quite superflous but six.... well it's your money I suppose....
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