(just a little backstory for this, you can skip it and get straight to the scripting issue)
I’m a junior rigger and have been messing around with python for a little while…
as I decided it was best to start putting more effort into it I purchased the “practical maya programming with python” as I’ve heard a lot of people talking about it…
just received it today and was very excited, and I know it’s starting to get a little dated, especially in such a fast frowing topic, but anyway the first thing he’s saying to do there is setting up a root folder… and it’s just not working for me.
TL;DR - the issue itself:
I opened up a folder : “C:\mayapy\pylib” and I wanted to make it the development root.
the book suggests those steps (in the windows cmd):
‘C:\mayapy\pylib’ in sys.path
import minspect #(the python file I created in the root folder)
now, problem is… after I type “mayapy.exe” it just prompts this message:
‘mayapy.exe’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
also, when I tried just typing “import sys” it also gave me this error
(‘import’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.)
that might be kind of a noob question, but I’d really lovve some help with this.
thanks ahead guys