More Maya Python fun
This is in addition to what I said below but I found a little better interactive shell that ships with wxPython called PyCrust.
Go to http://wxpython.org/download.php and download the win32-ansi for Python 2.5 and the “docs and demos” too. This will get you the PyCrust. Just let everything install in default locations and say yes to compile the packages.
Now lets interact with Maya.
import maya.cmds as cmds
You should now have auto-complete showing you the command. Pretty cool, eh?
Yea, I wish it would show the flags associated with the command.
Now this not really a full editor. It’s just an interactive shell but you could quickly proto-type something in PyCrust and port it over to your editor that is your main script. If you goto the history tab you can quickly copy/paste your chunk of code back over to your editor. This is just a great way to test something out without having to launch Maya up.