Querying the FPS preference in Maya

This tickles the funny bone.

>>> import maya.mel as mel
>>> fps = mel.eval('float $fps = `currentTimeUnitToFPS`')
>>> print(fps)

Maya 2018 file size bug

A very annoying bug came to light in mid-October which makes Maya 2018 binary scene files (*.mb) unreadable if they are larger than ~2 GB in size.

To be exact, the bug is hit when the file size is larger than 2147483647 bytes, the maximum positive value for a 32-bit signed binary integer.


Contributing to PySide2

This is reminder-to-self about how to get set up and contribute to PySide2 using Gerrit. It could also be a fun read “on the bus” before actually setting this up yourself, to get an overview on what’s required to get up and running with Gerrit.

Disclaimer: I discourage you to blindly follow these highly personal notes without reading through the official docs when you actually get set up yourself. Anything can be changed in the official docs at any time, which isn’t reflected here. The point of this post is just to make a note-to-self and offer a “bigger picture” before actually digging in.


Qt.py on conda-forge

Qt.py is now available on conda-forge!

# Enable conda-forge
conda config --add channels conda-forge

# Create environment with Python 3.6, PySide2 and Qt.py
conda create --mkdir --prefix ~/condaenvs/myenv python=3.6 pyside2 qt.py

# Run Python
~/condaenvs/myenv/bin/python --version

# Run pip
~/condaenvs/myenv/bin/pip --version

PySide2 easy install!

Yesterday, @jschueller added pyside2-feedstock to conda-forge. This means we can now finally install PySide2 easily in Python 2.7, 3.5 and 3.6 on Windows, Linux and macOS using conda.

# Enable conda-forge
conda config --add channels conda-forge

# Install PySide2
conda install pyside2

And. It. Frickin’. Just. Works.

Update 2018-03-09: The Qt Company now offers official and standalone wheels, read more here!