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# 1 28-10-2020 , 04:53 PM
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Maya Script reading txt-file and interpret data

Hello world!
I am currently experimenting with txt files inside maya. F.e.
1 sphere
2 cube
3 cylinder
4 cone
5 plane


The left column reflects a frame number and the right an objectname.
I want to read the file and interact with an object only for a specific frame. For example switching the visibility of an object on and off.

this is what i got so far:

fileHandle = open('c:\\text.txt', 'r' )
str1 =
print str1

(This doesn't have to be written in Python. MEL is perfect aswell)
I know how to read the file and save it to an string but not how to navigate inside.
Perhaps someone is experienced enough to help user added image
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# 2 30-10-2020 , 10:30 AM
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