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Temporarily sets (Panel > Show > types) while:

- dragging the translate/rotate/scale tools

- timeline dragging

- timeline playback

The purpose is to have a clear view of the deforming geometry.

To customize the context you can use all flags of the MEL command "modelEditor".

Technical: This script creates a scriptJob (SelectionChanged) and an OpenMaya.MConditionMessage (playingBack)


- Demo: https://vimeo.com/pazrot/prPanelCtx

- Making-of: TODO

- Donate: (This was written in my spare time. If you found it useful in Maya or for coding, consider supporting the author)



Copy this file ("prPanelCtx.py") into your ".../maya/scripts" folder.


import prPanelCtx

prPanelCtx.enable(manipulators=False, nurbsCurves=False, locators=False, controllers=False, dimensions=False)


# Alternatively you can also use a toggle command (toggles between enable and disable)

import prPanelCtx

prPanelCtx.toggle(manipulators=False, nurbsCurves=False, locators=False, controllers=False, dimensions=False)

# USAGE EXAMPLE (this is how I use it)

# - different settings for manipulator dragging and timeline changes

# - run the prPanelCtx.enable(..) command in the userSetup.py file to have it enabled by default

# - have the prPanelCtx.toggle(..) command on a shelf button to temporarily disable prPanelCtx

# in userSetup.py:

import prPanelCtx

prPanelCtx.enable(manipCtxKwargs={'manipulators': False},

playbackCtxKwargs={'nurbsCurves': False, 'locators': False, 'controllers': False, 'dimensions': False, 'deformers': False, 'selectionHiliteDisplay': False})

# in Maya shelf button:

import prPanelCtx

prPanelCtx.toggle(manipCtxKwargs={'manipulators': False},

playbackCtxKwargs={'nurbsCurves': False, 'locators': False, 'controllers': False, 'dimensions': False, 'deformers': False, 'selectionHiliteDisplay': False})

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