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I was wondering if its feasible to create a default asset that will be loaded by the Launch Maya Action?


For example:  a user chooses the Maya Action from ftrack-connect and it launches Maya, but there is no asset on disk, so we'd need to create a default .mb file with something in it.


After poking around the docs and ftrack-connect code, I'm thinking that perhaps the best way to achieve this would be to issue an event, for example, "my-custom-event". I'd have an event listener for this event and the handler could script the generation of the .mb file?

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You could use something like this to find out whether a Maya file had ever been published for a given task. If not, this will raise a NoResultFoundError, so maybe you want to use all() and check the length instead.

components = session.query('Component where version.task_id is "{0}" and file_type in'

'(".ma", ".mb")'.format(


If you already have a Maya file on disk, you could publish with just the Python API:

And maybe you want to modify so that the publish happens before Maya even starts.
Otherwise you could modify to load your default file and optionally publish it to the current Task.


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