# Scripting¶

## Commands in MEL¶

The primary commands for interacting with Ziva VFX are exposed through mel.

## Commands in Python¶

The Ziva MEL commands do not have python analogs, but they can be easily accessed by importing MEL. For example:

import maya.mel as mm
mm.eval("ziva -s")


### zBuilder¶

The Ziva VFX Utilities are a set of open-source python tools for manipulating Ziva VFX scenes. The primary tool is called zBuilder, and it allows you to save, load, recreate, and manipulate a creature rig in Maya. These utilities are included with Ziva VFX, in the scripts directory of the Maya Module, and the documentation is separately available locally or online. The latest version of the project is available online, where contributions are welcome.