There are two classes in the module; ProgressBar is the generic version and MainProgressBar always points at Maya's main progress bar. Both classes have start(), update() and end() methods instead of Maya's clunky cmds.progressBar(name, e=True, beginProgress=1) and so on. They also both have an iter method, which will loop over a generator expression and update the progress bar for each yield then pass along the value. This allows simple idioms like:
from mGui.progress import MainProgressBar import os def list_files(dir): # pretend this is as long, slow function... for item in os.listdir(dir): yield item pb = MainProgressBar() for each_file in pb.iter(list_files()): print each_file.upper() # here's where you do something with the results
So you can update the progress bar without unduly intertwining the GUI update and the program logic.
The menu_loader module will create menus from a YAML data file. It does a little bit of introspection to figure out how to create the items and attach their handlers to functions. This makes it easy to set up a menu with several items from a single setup routine.
The menu data is a text-based YAML file that looks like this:
!MMenu key: UndeadLabs label: Undead Labs items: - !MMenuItem key: About label: About Undead Labs... annotation: "About this UndeadLabs tool setup" command: tools.common.aboutDialog.open - !MMenuItem key: RemoteDebugger label: Remote Debugger annotation: Start / Stop remote python debugger command: tools.common.remoteDebug.remote_debugger_dialog
And loading the menu is as simple as:
import mGui.menu_loader as loader loader.load_menu('path/to/undeadlabs.YAML')
from mGui.scriptJobs import * def print_selected (*args, **kwargs): print cmds.ls(sl=True) or  sj = ScriptJobEvent("e", "SelectionChanged") sj += print_selected
As with all the mGui Event classes, you can add multiple handlers to single event:
sj += some_other_function()
The module also includes named subclasses to simplify setup. That way you can do things like:
closing_sj = RecentCommandChanged() closing_sj += close_handler
which is a bit nicer and less typo prone if you use an autocompleting IDE.