Spent the evening learning how to make scrips for Maya. SO CONFUSING!
But not spent in vain.
Here I’ve made the script/plugin Gooey Lever. A GUI lever that can be attached to channels in the channel box for visual control.
To run, place in your scripts directory. Here is a nice tutorial for installing scripts into Maya
Then create a shelf icon with this code (in the python section)
Click it to bring up the window and follow the instructions.
Couple things to note that aren’t in that video:
You can select more than one channel in the channelbox. The lever will control as many as you like with a caveat, that you can only control channels in the upper section of the channel box.
You can also select more than one object and control all their channels together, provided they share the same channel across all objects.
With the circle at the base of the lever, you can not only move it around. But also scale it if you want it to be a different size.
Just added another video with a bit of a ramble attached. Rambltastic.