Updated on 18 September 2010: v1.0
– First release.
I know there are already several renaming scripts for Maya out there, but each time I tried one out I found its interface (or overall method) to be unintuitive at best. I just hated having to stop and think twice about how to get what I needed, so I made this tool. It’s written in Python and it’s so simple it can be used by idiots. See, I use it all the time! 😛
- Rename anything by anything.
- Add a prefix or suffix.
- Act on just the selection or anything within the hierarchy.
- Precise feedback on what happened during the process.
First, close Maya. Then put seithRename.py within your “My Documents\maya\20xx\scripts” folder (or “C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya20xx\Python\lib\site-packages“). Finally, start Maya and make a MEL button with the following command:
python(“import seithRename as seithRename”);
This will launch the interface and then you’re on.