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MEL Scripting for Maya Animators, 2nd Edition by Mark R. Wilkins, Chris Kazmier

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Chapter 13. Simple MEL User Interfaces

In this chapter you will learn

  • How to create a simple dialog box with one or more buttons to either present a series of options or a warning message to the user.

  • How to create a dialog box with a text field and one or more buttons so that the user can enter text for your script.

  • How to prompt the user to browse for a file on disk with a file browser dialog box appropriate for your operating system.

  • How to use the warning and error commands to provide feedback to the user that will be logged in the Script Editor.

  • What regular expressions are.

  • How regular expressions work.

  • How regular expressions can be used to validate integers, floating-point numbers, and object names that a user has typed into a text field.

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