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    Default Shelf no loading correctly in Maya 2016



    Hey guys, I know this is not a support website but I am having an issue with loading shelf icons (Scripts) onto a few artists Maya shelves. I am placing the Shelf.mel in their 'C:\Users\Artist\Documents\maya\2016\prefs\shelves ' and the shelf itself loads into Maya, but it's not creating the icons, and I am able to call the commands from the script editor so I know it's not an issue with the code.

    Has anyone experienced this? or have any idea of what I should do? I have already deleted their userPrefs.mel and tried a few other things to no luck. It's also happening on random machines, with the exact same systems. They can't even create and save their own shelves.

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    i have seen this before, i will need to bang my head against the wall for a bit to remember what caused it...


    i vaguely remember that I had phantom shelves saved into my userPrefs.mel file, I scrubbed through the optionVars for each shelf and verified they were correct.
    I also vaguely remember the XGen shelf was involved somehow, either as part of the problem or exhibiting symptoms.
    Last edited by rgkovach123; 03-20-2017 at 09:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgkovach123 View Post
    i have seen this before, i will need to bang my head against the wall for a bit to remember what caused it...


    i vaguely remember that I had phantom shelves saved into my userPrefs.mel file, I scrubbed through the optionVars for each shelf and verified they were correct.
    I also vaguely remember the XGen shelf was involved somehow, either as part of the problem or exhibiting symptoms.
    Deleting the XGEN worked!!!! THANK YOU!!!!1
    Last edited by i73; 03-20-2017 at 09:32 PM.

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    yay! now i need to make a note just in case it happens again...

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    Yeah, the XGen shelf seem to be generated weirdly, it's caused all kind of weird phantom issues for me in the past.

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    I found that if I iterated through all the active shelves before making any changes to the shelves themselves, that I could avoid it's weirdness.

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