I was watching this cool video where Ryan Griffin talks about using polygons for facial controls. In the last step he mentions how you could use Python/MEL to create a separate window for the controls. A similar method was used in Victor Vinyal’s rigging show-reel(attached image).
I’ve been trying to create a window like this, but I’m a MEL/Python n00b, so not much success. From what I understand, the steps would be:
1. Create a camera, position it and look through selected to focus on the controls
2. Lock the camera, so I can’t change the view
3. Create a window(NOT a tear-off copy of the panel) which would show the camera’s view
4. Add this window as part of my shelf
5. Live happily ever after