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 Post subject: QuickLauncher
PostPosted: 30 Jun 2013, 19:58 
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Hi guys,

I have just released quicklauncher, a simple menu that gives quick access to softimage's commands and scripts. It shows a list of every command (without arguments) and scripts (you can set a custom script directory on the preferences) found in your system and allows you to filter them by typing the name of what are you looking for.

It's not context sensitive and doesn't have any special support for ICE, but still I think it helps to speed up your workflow by having everything you need under the fingers (ST2 style B-) )

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The menu requires PyQtForSoftimage and is available here.

Give it a try and let me know what you think,
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 Post subject: Re: QuickLauncher
PostPosted: 01 Jul 2013, 16:01 
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Ugh I still can't get PyQt to work fine with XSI on my system, but for this, I'm going to do it; looks brilliant!


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 Post subject: Re: QuickLauncher
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2013, 01:19 
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I also couldn't get it to work but it sounds great!

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 Post subject: Re: QuickLauncher
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2013, 04:12 
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In order to run pyqt you will need:

- Python 2.7 + pywin32 (softimage 2014 moved to Python 2.7.3!)
- PyQt
- PyQtForSoftimage

Seems like a lot of trouble but pyqt worth it.
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 Post subject: Re: QuickLauncher
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2013, 04:29 
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yeah many dependencies are always a downer...
but this probably wouldnt be as sexy with standard Si UI thingys...

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 Post subject: Re: QuickLauncher
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2013, 07:17 
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Pardon my spinoff........ When it comes to Python and other plugins, I wish there was some kind of auto installer for all the dependencies, that self extract and add the path variables and the like. How does one make custom installers/extractors (say to install similar Python settings and plugins over a personal render farm?)


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 Post subject: Re: QuickLauncher
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2013, 08:36 
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Draise wrote:
Pardon my spinoff........ When it comes to Python and other plugins, I wish there was some kind of auto installer for all the dependencies, that self extract and add the path variables and the like. How does one make custom installers/extractors (say to install similar Python settings and plugins over a personal render farm?)

Actually python provides a standard way to distribute packages through distutils or setuptools/distribute, it gives a lot of advantages to devs and users (ie. manage dependencies, build installers and so on) but unfortunately there's no so many devs working this way and some dependencies are not on PyPI. :(

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 Post subject: Re: QuickLauncher
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2013, 10:55 
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Thanks! Works great, has a new home on ctrl+R :)
(Installation was 1 minute, worked for me by installing PyQt4-4.10.2-gpl-Py2.7-Qt4.8.4-x64.exe into C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Softimage 2014 SP1\Application\python and then drag and dropping the pyqt for softimage plugin and after that yours into the viewport, no restart needed)

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 Post subject: Re: QuickLauncher
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2013, 11:25 
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Thanks it is installed now but I couldn't call extrude bevel and other polygonal mesh operators and I wonder if I did something wrong

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 Post subject: Re: QuickLauncher
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2013, 11:49 
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There are no apply commands for these operators, applying them is probably done hardwired in the menus/ui button code

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