[PyQt] py qt for maya

John Wheez john at atomfx.com
Mon Sep 1 16:33:10 BST 2008

Hi all,

Are you aware of the pumpthread.py module which ships with Maya? You  
need to use this module to make python apps run within maya. It is  
located in the devkit folder structure. There is a readme file  
explaining it all.

On Sep 1, 2008, at 2:38 AM, Laurent Hamery <laurent-h at moving- 
picture.com> wrote:

> Hi David
> David Boddie wrote:
>> I'm not a Maya user, but maybe the original poster to this thread  
>> will
>> take you up on your offer. I wonder if the issues involved with using
>> PyQt with Maya are similar to those we recently discussed on this  
>> list in
>> the thread about "Using PyQt within an application":
>> http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/pipermail/pyqt/2008-August/subject.html#20244
> Yes for me it seems to be the same problem. Qt can be run with or  
> without event loop. Most of the application are running into a loop  
> too, and calling the qt loop will then freeze the application until  
> the user close the qt window(and so stop the loop).
> It can be handle by calling the Qt loop in a separated thread or by  
> "binding" the Qt loop to the application one.
> I dont really see any other solution if you want to use the qt event  
> system..
> regards
> Laurent
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