Introduction to Python Scripting in Maya, Ch 02 - MEL Commands
This tutorial series introduces basic python functionality in the Maya environment. For artists and designers accustomed to thinking visually, Maya's 3D environment is a great space to learn to script.
Each topic is described in short, concise chapters, without a lot of extra information. Larger projects sprinkled in to demonstrate tools discussed in previous chapters. This series is intended to introduce the uninitiated to how awesome scripting can be, and is intentionally narrow in its scope. There are many excellent resources available for those interested in a deeper look.
This chapter discusses Mel commands, Flags, and the Command Documentation.
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