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Opaque Python CLI Wrapper

Project Description

Hotline is a pop-up input field written in Python with PyQt/PySide modeled after the command palette from Sublime Text. The API can be used to extend and customize Hotline by using the Context, Mode, and Command objects.

Available Contexts

  • Autodesk Maya

    • Rename - rename selected nodes using hotlines Renamer minilanguage

      • Pre_+ - adds a prefix
      • +_Suf - adds a suffix
      • -rem - removes a string
      • search replace - search for a string a replace it
      • full_name_## - full name replacement with a padded index
    • Select - select nodes using glob and regex patterns

    • Connect - connect attributes

    • Node - create DAG and DG nodes

    • Python - execute python commands

    • Mel - execute mel commands

  • Windows

    • Powershell - execute Powershell commands
    • CMD - execute Batch commands
    • Run - run
    • Python - execute python commands

Using Hotline

from hotline import Hotline
hl = Hotline()
hl.show()

Hotline will attempt to use the best available context. You can also specify one.

from hotline import Hotline, MayaContext
hl = Hotline(MayaContext)
hl.show()

Hotline in Autodesk Maya

To allow for maximum flexibility hotline doesn’t do anything sneaky like use singletons or a cache to maintain instances for you. In Maya this means you’ll need to keep track of an instance of the Hotline ui. Here’s how I’m doing that currently:

from hotline import Hotline
import __main__

if not hasattr(__main__, 'hl'):
    __main__.hl = Hotline()

__main__.hl.show()

Create a new runtime command with the above code and bind a hotkey to it.

Install Hotline

pip install hotline

To Do List

  • Adjust Context API to make it easier to extend existing contexts
  • Add additional dialogs to make multi-stage commands more rich
  • Create settings dialog that can be used to adjust context settings
  • Persist history and settings

completed

  • Implement input history

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