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MtoA - How to manipulate AOV's with Python?

How to create and manipulate AOV's with Python in Maya? I can create an AOV with this:

aovi = mtoa.aovs.AOVInterface()
newAOV = aovi.addAOV('aiAOV_N')

print newAOV

But what if I then want to get/set the name of the new AOV's node in the Outliner, to be able to manipulate that node later?

print newAOV gives me this: SceneAOV(u'aiAOV_aiAOV_N', 1) -> how do I extract 'aiAOV_aiAOV_N'?

Thank you!

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Stephen Blair answered

You can do it like this:

import maya.cmds as cmds
AOVs = cmds.ls(type='aiAOV')
for aov in AOVs:
    print( cmds.getAttr( '{}.name'.format( aov ) ) )
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fabrice laroche answered

Thank you Stephen!

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