Maya Python – Select Objects with Selected Object(s) Material

UPDATED MARCH 18, 2016 – Output script information to the bottom command line after realizing there was a way to print there using Python.

select Objects with Material

One of the commands I heavily rely on aside from the much abused toggle isolate for selections is the Select Objects With Material command of the Hypershade. I usually hide/isolate stuff based on their material while modeling and unwrapping. Sometimes I even assign temporary materials to have selection sets/groups (There are better ways but it works and it became a habit, and having them on bright colors helps visually). It’s really such a convenient tool, but what I’m not a fan of is having the Hypershade open, right clicking the Material of your preference, and clicking on the command. When you work with a laptop like me, you’ll know that real estate is very precious. Continue reading “Maya Python – Select Objects with Selected Object(s) Material”