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Easily setup & maintain a standardized pipeline for Animators in MotionBuilder Also helpful when/if a MotionBuilder bug resets the config files. Making a copy of your "..\Documents\MB\[version]\config" directory is recommended to back up your personal preferences.
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## ezTD_mobuSetup.py
## version: 2.0
## Author: Jason Barnidge
## jbarnidge [at] OmniZed.com
## www.OmniZed.com
## Description:
## Easily setup & maintain a standardized pipeline for Animators in MotionBuilder
## Also helpful when/if a MotionBuilder bug resets the config files
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from pyfbsdk import *
import os
import os.path
lApp = FBApplication()
lSystem = FBSystem()
lconfigHistory = FBConfigFile("@History.txt")
lconfigApp = FBConfigFile("@Application.txt")
##============\ START EDITING PATHS BELOW TO SUIT YOUR PIPELINE NEEDS /=============##
""" Set a value to None for it to remain unchanged.
For example: newFavPaths = None """
## FAVORITE PATHS (list) - Added to the Asset Browser
newFavPaths = [ (r"D:\MyProject\Animations"),
(r"D:\MyProject\Rigs"),
(r"D:\MyProject\Poses")]
## PYTHON STARTUP DIRECTORY (str)
pyStartupDir = r"D:\MyProject\MotionBuilder\PythonStartup"
## ADDITIONAL PLUGINS DIRECTORIES (list)
pluginDirs = [(r"D:\MyProject\MotionBuilder\plugins"),
(r"D:\MyProject\MotionBulder\3rdParty\plugins")]
##==============/ STOP EDITING OF PATHS HERE FOR YOUR PIPELINE NEEDS \=============##
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def populateFavList(pList):
for i in xrange(len(pList)+1):
iFav = "Favorite%d" % (i + 1)
lVal = lconfigHistory.Get("Templates", iFav)
if (lVal != None) and lVal not in pList:
lVal = r"%s" % lVal
print lVal
pList.append(lVal)
populateFavList(pList)
elif lVal in pList: continue
elif lVal == None:
return pList
########################################################################################
def EZTDsetup(newFavPaths = None, pyStartupDir = None, pluginDirs = None):
""" parameters:
newFavPaths[list] - list of directories
pyStartupDir[string] - path of directory
pluginDirs[list] - list of directories
returns: False - if a directory does not exist
"""
# Favorites in Asset Browser
if newFavPaths != None:
lFavList = []
populateFavList(lFavList)
lNumFavs = len(lFavList)
for n in xrange(len(newFavPaths)):
if os.path.exists(newFavPaths[n]) == False:
print "%s << This directory does not exist." % newFavPaths[n]
return False
else:
if newFavPaths[n] not in lFavList:
print "%s not found in favorites.\nPath is now being added.\n" % newFavPaths[n]
lNewFav = "Favorite%d" % (lNumFavs + n + 1)
lconfigHistory.Set("Templates", lNewFav, newFavPaths[n])
else:
print "Asset Browser's Favorites Folders remain unchanged. No new paths were specified."
# Python
if (pyStartupDir != None):
if os.path.exists(pyStartupDir):
lconfigApp.Set("Python", "PythonStartup", pyStartupDir, "IMPORTANT FOR CUSTOM STARTUP TOOLS")
else:
print "%s << This directory does not exist." % pyStartupDir
return false
else:
print "PythonStartup directory remains unchanged. No new path was specified."
# AdditionnalPluginPath
if pluginDirs != None:
numPlugins = str(len(pluginDirs))
lconfigApp.Set("AdditionnalPluginPath", "Count", numPlugins )
for p in xrange(len(pluginDirs)):
if os.path.exists(pluginDirs[p]) == False:
print "%s << This directory does not exist." % pluginDirs[p]
return False
else:
iPlugInVal = "PlugInPath%d" % p
lconfigApp.Set("AdditionnalPluginPath", iPlugInVal, pluginDirs[p], "insert comment/info here if desired but not necessary")
else:
print "Plugin Paths remain unchanged. No paths were specified."
return True
########################################################################################
setupComplete = EZTDsetup(newFavPaths, pyStartupDir, pluginDirs)
if setupComplete == True:
lMsg = "Congratulations!\n"
lMsg += "Your MotionBuilder Pipeline was Successfully Installed.\n\n"
lMsg += "Please restart MotionBuilder for changes to take effect."
FBMessageBox( "EZ TD Setup for MotionBuilder", lMsg, "OK", None, None )
else:
lMsg = "ERROR: Tools & Pipeline Installation was Unsuccessful.\n\n"
lMsg += "*Contact a Technical Artist / Animator for further assistance."
FBMessageBox( "EZ TD Setup for MotionBuilder", lMsg, "OK", None, None )
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