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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mighty Morphin Module Manager Made Moreso

I've added a port of the Maya Module Manager I posted a while back to the examples included with the mGui maya GUI library.  This was an exercise to see how much the neater and more concise I could make it using the library.


Here's some interesting stats:

The original version was 237 lines of code, not counting the header comments. The mGui version was 178 without the header, so about 25% shorter overall.  There are about 80 lines of unchanged, purely behind-the-scenes code which didn't change between versions, so the real savings is more like 45%.   Plus, the original sample included some functions for formLayout wrangling  so real savings might be a little higher for more old-fashioned code.

Like I said last time, the mGui package is still evolving so it's still very much in a "use at your own risk" state right now... That said, I'd love to get comments, feedback and suggestions.