ToDoList v2.0

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Contributor: Frank Rueter
A panel to keep track of tasks for a shot
7.0 or later
Linux, Mac, Windows
03 Sep 2017

Useful Nukepedia Tool #10. Explore this video: Tool Video

v2.0 - updated to use to work in Nuke 11 as well as Nuke 10

Just unzip the arcihve and place both the and into your NUKE_PATH (If you already have somewhere in your NUKE_PATH you can delete the included version). The rest of the install process remains the same.

v1.3 - made check for Nuke exectuiable case independent which prevented settings to be saved and loaded before in custom install environments (thanks Ean for finding that one)

v1.2 - added callback to ensure proper panel update when the script is loaded with it visible in the current layout

The ToDoList panel is a simple widget that helps organise your work on a nuke script.

watch a quick video here

ToDoList 01

To install save the downloaded file into your NUKE_PATH and put the following code into your

import ToDoList

The ToDoList lets you create as many tasks as you like, give them a description, a priority and a status, then adjust the UI setting to view your tasks the way you'd like to;
Hide finished tasks to clean up the list and sort by ascending or descending priority.
You can even copy the content of the tasks to the clipboard to quickly paste your current state of things into an email to keep those supervisors, coordinators and producers happy.

The tasks are saved to a simple xml file and associated to your nuke scripts by name and location, i.e.
if your Nuke script lives here:

the respective task list will live here:

This means people can pre-generate the xml file and nuke script in their pipeline (e.g. through export from Hiero) and the ToDoList will automatically be populated when the nuke script is opened.

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# Ben Warburton 2014-02-11 19:34
Nice! It works now with this update. I have a question tho...

If i want to to save the settings file to another location.

do you edit line 565?

"self.settingsFile = nuke.root()['to doSettingsFile' ].value()"
# Frank Rueter 2014-02-11 20:10
yes, that's the right spot to do it. After the change you should see the new path in the script settings under the "To Do List" tab.
I was wondering about making this use a preference file to define the location of the settings file without having to alter the main code (similar to the autosave knob in the preferences).
# Ben Warburton 2014-02-11 20:25
Ok, that works. thanks.

I like the idea of a preference file! :-)
# Frank Rueter 2014-02-11 20:50
yes, when I find some time for this again I will have a go at making this configurable
# Steve Drew 2014-08-26 01:00
Hi Frank - I love this!
One issue unfortunately, I seem to be crashing from time to time when I save my script. It only started happening when I installed the ToDoList, and went away when I uninstalled it.
Not sure what it's conflicting with...?
# Frank Rueter 2014-08-26 01:05
not sure. what's the error message when it crashes? I have been using it full on for the last few weeks without related crashes. Does Nuke crash when you save or when you close the session?
# Steve Drew 2014-08-30 04:44
Sorry for the delay, was waiting for a good crash that gave me something in the console. The crashes happen on manually saving a script, not on session close. I'm on Windows by the way.

Here's what the console gave me just now:
Qt has caught an exception thrown from an event handler. Throwing exceptions from an event handler is not supported in Qt. You must reimplement QApplication::n otify() and catch all exceptions there.
# Frank Rueter 2014-08-31 06:52
Hm, that sounds more like a Nuke bug.
Was there any stack trace printed that indicates which event handler triggered this?
# Steve Drew 2014-09-01 04:46
Not that I can see, although I sometimes also see:
Could not parse stylesheet of widget 0x9b768410

It's worth noting actually that these crashes more often than not happen before I've filled out some tasks on the ToDoList. Once it's been populated it seems more stable.

Again, this could totally be a local conflict within our pipeline, but it does seem to only occur with the ToDoList.

Working on Nuke 7.0v10
# Frank Rueter 2014-09-01 04:52
Not sure what to suggest. Neither of those errors occurs for me, nor does it crash. I can forward this to the Foundry to see what they say though
# mi sci 2014-09-08 09:22
hi Frank

I'm on 8.05 on Windows and it's not working

I've got this in my that is located on a network drive:

nuke.pluginAddPath( './python' )
import toDoList

I had to chance the capital letter in your example to small 't'.

This generates the panel, but nothing happens afterwards when I save the script.

What I'm doing wrong?

Thank you for your help.

# Frank Rueter 2014-09-08 21:32
Are you getting any errors in the terminal?
What do you mean by "it generates the panel but nothing happens"?
It's a bit strange you had to change to lower case "t". The module is called "ToDoList" not "toDoList", so I would investigate that first. Sounds like you are not importing what you think you are.
# mi sci 2014-09-09 08:30
Hi Frank

The problem with the downloaded file was the encoding: ASCI instead of UTF-8 - I converted it in Notepad++ and it works.
I don't know why...but let's assign a few tasks.

# Frank Rueter 2014-09-10 01:56
hm, weird. Does it also work if you put the encoding declaration in the header:
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

I have never encountered this before though apparently ASCII is the default encoding for Python 2, while Python 3 uses UTF8 (not that that helps inside of Nuke)
# Abhimanyu Tanwar 2015-01-15 18:35
Thanks Frank Rueter !
# Sven Akelian 2017-08-29 14:57
Hope you don't mind me sharing:

Here is the PySide2 Compatible version of it:
# Frank Rueter 2017-08-29 21:20
nice one, thanks!
I am using this every day again now and was planning to update it using so it's compatible with both Nuke 11 and earlier versions. This should actually only take a few moments so will try to tackle it some time after work this week.
Thanks for posting this in the interim though!
+1 # Frank Rueter 2017-09-03 04:33
I just updated this to v2.0 - this uses to be compatible with both Nuke 10 and Nuke 11.
Thanks Sven for the nudge and the intermediate solution.

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