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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Toggle front and side camera (MEL)

Hi,

When i was modeling facial blendshapes i wanted a quick way to see how the shapes were working in the front and side views so i wrote a Maya hotkey to toggle between the front and side camera.  Hope you find this helpful.

//toggle front and side of active panel
string $window = `getPanel -withFocus`;//example modelPanel1
if( `modelEditor -q -camera $window` == "side" ){
lookThroughModelPanel front $window;
}
else{
lookThroughModelPanel side $window;
} 
 
cheers,
Nate

Inspired by Bryan Ewert's online tutorial on querying camera of a panel