[Maya]Python IOError with Output Window disabled

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#1

Howdy folks. I’m having an issue in Maya whenever I try to do a simple print command. I’ve disabled my Maya Output Window because it literally serves no purpose for me and is quite annoying. However, now I cannot seem to do even a simple print command, else I get

# Error: IOError: file <maya console> line 1: 9 #

(this happens with both the print command and sys.stdout.write() )I know for a fact it’s due to the output window being disabled because as soon as I remove the environment variable in Windows the error goes away and I can print just fine. I could theoretically use

mel.eval(' print "foo" ')

But I think we can all agree that that’s clunky and not fun. Is there a way to bypass this? I really don’t want to have to enable the output window just to do a simple print command. And not being able to print makes troubleshooting quite difficult. Open to any and all input. Thank you.


#2

Could you list the steps you did to remove the output window? What version as Maya as well?

I created a user environment variable MAYA_NO_CONSOLE_WINDOW=1 and it seems to be working fine in Maya2017.


#3

Yeah I have the exact same environment variable. Perhaps the difference is I have 2016 (I’m weird and I like having even numbers for my Maya version).