I have written few python scripts before but this is the first time I have written for maya, what I mean this is the first time I have used the maya.cmds and maya.mel modules. So this has been more of a learning (personal)project for me. The Idea to work on this project came up after I decided to go over some 3d tutorials, well I wanted to start off with setting the image plane, so Dan suggested me some tutorials to start up hard surface modeling in 3D and some to setup image plane.
I thought of why not do it in pythonic way, now its a habit and my style !!!
Autodesk Maya 2010, 2011, Maya 2012 or Maya 2013
How to use
save the file where you store your all other maya scripts
Then open a python tab(Not MEL tab) in Maya script editor and paste this code
IMP: then select the code and with mouse middle-click Drag & Drop on the shelf tab
choose python when\if prompted to be Mel or Python
Why 4 lines of code to load ?
Because its a python script moreover it utilizes the same code for toggle, and in python if you import once the you need to reload for new import of the same module/script.
- The imageplanes can be hidden as you can also see it in the screenshot
- The imageplanes are not in the center but at the edges making easier to model.