This OpenSource Python module allows you to create node networks in Autodesk Maya by writing math formulas.
Why use it?
Turn those long lists of cmds.createNode, cmds.setAttr & cmds.connectAttr into readable math formulas.
All you need: Tutorials, CheatSheet, etc.
Install & Import
Download or clone this git-repo. Save the inner
node_calculator folder (the one that contains core.py, etc.) to your
Also you can git clone the repo to a location of your choice then while in the top folder run
mayapy -m pip install .
This will make sure it is installed in maya's site-packages directory. Optionally you can install it in your userScripts:
mayapy -m pip install . -t /path/to/your/userScriptsDirectory/
Note: Make sure to run in a terminal/console that has administrator privileges if Maya is installed in a write-protected folder.
Import it in Maya via
import node_calculator.core as noca
CI tested with:
- Maya 2020
- Maya 2019
- Maya 2018
- Maya 2017
If you are developing the NodeCalculator further, you can run the test suite to check whether the basic functionality is still intact.
To do so, navigate to the bin-folder in your Maya directory. For example:
And run this command in a terminal:
.\mayapy.exe -m unittest discover -s >path\to\node_calculator\tests< -v