Maya 2012 Hotfix 1 includes enhancements to Python scripting with the new Maya Python API 2.0. This new API performs better and faster, offering programmers a more idiomatic experience of Python. The new Python API is similar in structure to the original Python API, making transition easy. To offer the most flexibility, programmers can use both Python APIs in code, respectively, to extend and customize Maya.
In addition, Maya 2012 Hotfix 1 also includes an updated DMM™ (Digital Molecular Matter) plug-in for Maya from Pixelux Entertainment™ that lets you solve up to 2500 tetrahedrals. On Mac OSX and Linux systems, DMM now supports performance improving multithreading. The update also includes the following fixes:
DMM no longer stops unexpectedly on Linux systems.
The DMM shelf item no longer disappears after a Maya session is restored.
Issues with Passive Regions has been fixed on all platforms.
On Windows platforms, this hotfix is designed to patch your existing Maya application. Do not uninstall Maya before installing this hotfix.
On Mac and Linux platforms, this hotfix is a full product installation. Uninstall your existing Maya application before installing this hotfix.
On Windows 7, to install the DMM plug-in, you must do so as an Administrator. Right-click the DMM .exe file, and select Run as administrator from the pop-up menu.
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