I’ve had enough of Maya’s output window, I know I’m not the only one.
Fortunately Autodesk have introduced a proces to hide the output window with Maya 2015+
This is done by setting the System Environment Variable: MAYA_NO_CONSOLE_WINDOW 1
and restarting your computer.
To implement this navigate to System Propities > Advanced > Environment Variables
I get to this screen in Windows 10 by hitting start and typing “Environment Variables”
Once you’re in the Environment Variables screen, click New
and create the variable “MAYA_NO_CONSOLE_WINDOW” (without the quotations) and set the value of this variable to 1.
once this is done, restart your computer.
Thats it, you should be done.
I’ve found this a much cleaner way to work, espically when opening scenes which have a lot of .tif textures to load.
The only issue I’ve found is that when done without restarting my computer, Maya no longer accessed the python interparator correctly.
Further more, when I was loading a plugin which was missing some components, the output window was useful to display this information.