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PyQt4 for Maya2013 on Windows 7 x64

For windows users, PyQt 4.9.1 built against Qt4.7.1 and SIP4.13.2 for Maya2013 x64, can be downloaded  here . Links to the respective sources are included below.

Update: Have updated an executable to make the installation easier. You may download it here

Qt 4.7.1 source

SIP source

PyQt source

Installing Foundry Mari on openSUSE 11.3

MARI is a creative texture-painting tool that can handle extreme projects. MARI was developed at Weta Digital to handle the massively complex, highly detailed look development work demanded of the texture department by projects such as DISTRICT 9, THE LOVELY BONES, and AVATAR.

This is how the installation directory looks like. You can add symlink to the mari* shell script in the bin folder if you want. In case you are not executing the script from the same directory, you need to make slight modification to the script to make it accessible.

 # This version is intended to launch Mari from the directory this
 # script is located in, does not require Mari to be installed

#export presentScriptPath=`dirname $0`
 export presentScriptPath="/usr/local/Mari1.0v4"
 export currentPath=`cd $presentScriptPath; pwd`
 export binDir=$currentPath"/bin/"
 export PATH=${PATH}:$binDir
 export mariLog=$MARI_LOG_FILE
 if [ "$mariLog" == "" ] ; then
 export mariLog=/scratch/logs/MariLog.txt

# Look for options
 for p in "$@"
 case "$p" in
 # turn off the log output
 export mariLog=

if [ "$mariLog" == "" ] ; then
 $currentPath/bin/MriBin $@
 $currentPath/bin/MriBin $@ &> ${mariLog}

I have commented out the line

 export presentScriptPath=`dirname $0`

and replaced with

 export presentScriptPath="/usr/local/Mari1.0v4"

which is the installation directory for Mari

Disclaimer: Please support the developers as I do not in any way support piracy. Go out and purchase the softwares if you like them.

PyQt4 for Maya2011 on Windows XP x64

Finally got some time to get back to python after a long break, only to find that I don’t have a working copy of PyQt4. Instead of spending time on google trying to figure out whether anyone has decided to share a copy of PyQt built against Qt4.5.3, decided to build one myself. Having Windows SDK already installed on my XP proved out to be handy since the Visual Studio version I was running was still 32-bit one. Downloaded SIP4.12 source and Qt4.5.3 SDK and within few seconds the PyQt4 module was successfully added to the site-packages.

Thought of sharing the build for those of you who are planning ahead to design awesome GUIs in Maya.You may download it here