Hi. I think I stumbled across a bug on windows which causes the custom steps to fail when trying to run them.
The thing is that using lower case drive letters on windows when setting the MGEAR_SHIFTER_CUSTOMSTEP_PATH variable breaks the paths. I attach a couple of images to show the error. First one uses “e:/sample_project/build” and you can see in the tooltip that the path is malformed and the entry in the Pre custom steps list is not relative to the variable MGEAR_SHIFTER_CUSTOMSTEP_PATH.
If I use “E:/sample_project/build” with the drive letter in upper case the path is correctly formed.
But It might be some config error on my end though this tests are run with new prefs setting the MAYA_APP_DIR to a new location by a windows batch file. This is replicating Miquel’s batch file from his Facial Data Centric Rigging series.
start_Maya_2018.cmd contents below.
@REM set MGEAR_SHIFTER_COMPONENT_PATH=
start “” “C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2018\bin\maya.exe”
end of start_Maya_2018.cmd contents.