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Maya Embedded Language
The Maya Embedded Language is a scripting language used to simplify tasks in Alias' 3D Graphics Software Maya. Most tasks that can be achieved through Maya's GUI can be achieved with MEL, as well as certain tasks that are not available from the GUI. MEL offers a method of speeding up complicated or repetetitive tasks, as well as allowing users to redistribute a specific set of commands with others that may find it useful.
MEL is syntactically similar to the C programming language, although it is much more limited. It provides some memory management and dynamic array-allocation, and offers and extensive set of functions specific to Maya.
MEL is also available for use in combination with the expression editor , allowing complex behaviours to be simulated through complex logic.
See also: Computer programming
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