Welcome to Maya Python
Contrast a MEL and a Python API version of a vertex noise script
This introductory chapter explains what the book is about and aims to excite readers about the possibilities Python affords them in Maya. We provide a MEL version and a Python API version of a script, which adds vertex noise to a dense mesh, to show a quick example of some of the dramatic performance boosts readers will learn how to harness. Fundamentally, this chapter highlights what readers can expect to learn and why Python is so cool!
Errata for the First Edition
On p. xviii in the section on Line Breaks, the first MEL example has an errant closed parenthesis at the end of the third line.