This is strange, and I can’t find anyone else referencing this issue. (This is in Maya 2014)
I’ve installed the Animation&Rigging Toolkit successfully. I have complete access to the menus and tools. I’ve also used it to create fully operational rigs, published and ready for animating.
After I installed the ART tools, there are two Problems:
If I double click on absolutely any .mb file, the file opens, I see the proper scene with all elements correctly for a split second.
THEN… the scene immediately blanks out, and becomes a completely empty scene. It is as if I just opened a blank scene in Maya. Nothing in the viewport, or the outliner etc… totally empty.
I can however open a new scene in Maya, and then drag my .mb file into the viewport and the file opens correctly. Or, I can go to file>import .mb and the file opens correctly.
This problem is immediately resolved once I remove the usersetup.py file from my Maya scripts folder.
The other problem is after I finish rigging up a character in ART and publish it. I try to re-open the rig reference file, but I cannot save any changes. I try to publish the new rig changes, but it simply doesn’t save the changes. I try to actually File>Save to overwrite the rig reference file, and it literally doesn’t overwrite the new file.
There is a problem with the file references, so the directory must be totally messed up somehow. But I have checked and double checked. I am mystified.
Does this make sense to anyone at all?