mgear.core.attribute

Attribute creation functions

class mgear.core.attribute.FCurveParamDef(scriptName, keys=None, interpolation=0, extrapolation=0)

Create an Fcurve parameter definition.

Parameters:
  • scriptName (str) – Attribute fullName.
  • keys (list) – The keyframes to define the function curve.
  • interpolation (int) – the curve interpolation.
  • extrapolation (int) – the curve extrapolation.
create(node)

Add a parameter to property using the parameter definition.

Parameters:node (dagNode) – The node to add the attribute
get_as_dict()
set_from_dict(param_dict)
class mgear.core.attribute.ParamDef(read as Parameter Definition)

Encapsulate the attribute creation arguments in a handy object. Also include a creation method.

Example

This can be use later to create attr or export the description to xml or json file

Arguments:
scriptName (str): Attribute fullName paranDef (dic): The stored param definition
create(node)

Add a parameter to property using the parameter definition.

Parameters:node (dagNode) – The node to add the attribute
get_as_dict()
set_from_dict(param_dict)
class mgear.core.attribute.ParamDef2(scriptName, valueType, value, niceName=None, shortName=None, minimum=None, maximum=None, keyable=True, readable=True, storable=True, writable=True)

ParamDef2 inherit from ParamDef

Parameters:
  • scriptName (str) – Parameter scriptname.
  • valueType (str) – The Attribute Type. Exp: ‘string’, ‘bool’, ‘long’, etc..
  • value (float or int) – Default parameter value.
  • niceName (str) – Parameter niceName.
  • shortName (str) – Parameter shortName.
  • minimum (float or int) – mininum value.
  • maximum (float or int) – maximum value.
  • keyable (boo) – If true is keyable
  • readable (boo) – If true is readable
  • storable (boo) – If true is storable
  • writable (boo) – If true is writable
Returns:

The stored parameter definition.

Return type:

ParamDef

mgear.core.attribute.addAttribute(node, longName, attributeType, value=None, niceName=None, shortName=None, minValue=None, maxValue=None, keyable=True, readable=True, storable=True, writable=True, channelBox=False)

Add attribute to a node

Parameters:
  • node (dagNode) – The object to add the new attribute.
  • longName (str) – The attribute name.
  • attributeType (str) – The Attribute Type. Exp: ‘string’, ‘bool’, ‘long’, etc..
  • value (float or int) – The default value.
  • niceName (str) – The attribute nice name. (optional)
  • shortName (str) – The attribute short name. (optional)
  • minValue (float or int) – minimum value. (optional)
  • maxValue (float or int) – maximum value. (optional)
  • keyable (bool) – Set if the attribute is keyable or not. (optional)
  • readable (bool) – Set if the attribute is readable or not. (optional)
  • storable (bool) – Set if the attribute is storable or not. (optional)
  • writable (bool) – Set if the attribute is writable or not. (optional)
  • channelBox (bool) – Set if the attribute is in the channelBox or not, when the attribute is not keyable. (optional)
Returns:

The long name of the new attribute

Return type:

str

mgear.core.attribute.addColorAttribute(node, longName, value=False, keyable=True, readable=True, storable=True, writable=True, niceName=None, shortName=None)

Add a color attribute to a node

Parameters:
  • node (dagNode) – The object to add the new attribute.
  • longName (str) – The attribute name.
  • value (list of flotat) – The default value in a list for RGB. exp [1.0, 0.99, 0.13].
  • keyable (bool) – Set if the attribute is keyable or not. (optional)
  • readable (bool) – Set if the attribute is readable or not. (optional)
  • storable (bool) – Set if the attribute is storable or not. (optional)
  • writable (bool) – Set if the attribute is writable or not. (optional)
  • niceName (str) – The attribute nice name. (optional)
  • shortName (str) – The attribute short name. (optional)
Returns:

The long name of the new attribute

Return type:

str

mgear.core.attribute.addEnumAttribute(node, longName, value, enum, niceName=None, shortName=None, keyable=True, readable=True, storable=True, writable=True)

Add an enumerate attribute to a node

Parameters:
  • node (dagNode) – The object to add the new attribute.
  • longName (str) – The attribute name.
  • value (int) – The default value.
  • enum (list of str) – The list of elements in the enumerate control
  • niceName (str) – The attribute nice name. (optional)
  • shortName (str) – The attribute short name. (optional)
  • keyable (bool) – Set if the attribute is keyable or not. (optional)
  • readable (bool) – Set if the attribute is readable or not. (optional)
  • storable (bool) – Set if the attribute is storable or not. (optional)
  • writable (bool) – Set if the attribute is writable or not. (optional)
Returns:

The long name of the new attribute

Return type:

str

mgear.core.attribute.addFCurve(node, name=’fcurve’, keys=[])

FCurve attribute

Just a animCurveUU node connected to an attribute

Warning

This Method is deprecated.

Parameters:
  • node (dagNode) – The object to add the new fcurve attribute
  • name (str) – The attribute name
  • key (list) – list of keyframes and values
Returns:

Fcurve and attribute name

mgear.core.attribute.addProxyAttribute(sourceAttrs, targets, duplicatedPolicy=None)

Add proxy paramenter to a list of target dagNode Duplicated channel policy, stablish the rule in case the channel already exist on the target.

Duplicate policy options

index This policy will add an index to avoid clashing channel names
fullName This policy will add the name of the source object to the channel
merge This policy will merge the channels
Parameters:
  • sourceAttrs (attr or list of attr) – The parameters to be connected as proxy
  • targets (dagNode or list of dagNode) – The list of dagNode to add the proxy paramenter
  • duplicatedPolicy (string, optional) – Set the duplicated channel policy
mgear.core.attribute.add_mirror_config_channels(ctl, conf=[0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0])

Add channels to configure the mirror posing

Parameters:ctl (dagNode) – Control Object
class mgear.core.attribute.colorParamDef(scriptName, value=False)

Create a Color parameter definition.

Parameters:
  • scriptName (str) – Attribute fullName
  • value (list of float) – The default value in a list for RGB. exp [1.0, 0.99, 0.13].
create(node)

Add a parameter to property using the parameter definition.

Parameters:node (dagNode) – The node to add the attribute
get_as_dict()
set_from_dict(param_dict)
mgear.core.attribute.connectSet(source, target, testInstance)

Connect or set attributes

Connects or set attributes depending if is instance of a instance check

Parameters:
  • source (str or Attr) – Striname of the attribute or PyNode attribute
  • target (str or Attr) – Striname of the attribute or PyNode attribute
  • testInstance (tuple) – Tuple of types to check
class mgear.core.attribute.enumParamDef(scriptName, enum, value=False)

Create an enumarator parameter definition.

Parameters:
  • scriptName (str) – Attribute fullName
  • enum (list of str) – The list of elements in the enumerate control.
  • value (int) – The default value.
create(node)

Add a parameter to property using the parameter definition.

Parameters:node (dagNode) – The node to add the attribute
get_as_dict()
set_from_dict(param_dict)
mgear.core.attribute.getSelectedChannels(userDefine=False)

Get the selected channels on the channel box

Parameters:userDefine (bool, optional) – If True, will return only the user defined channels. Other channels will be skipped.
Returns:The list of selected channels names
Return type:list
mgear.core.attribute.getSelectedObjectChannels(oSel=None, userDefine=False, animatable=False)

Get the selected object channels.

Parameters:
  • oSel (None, optional) – The pynode with channels to get
  • userDefine (bool, optional) – If True, will return only the user defined channels. Other channels will be skipped.
  • animatable (bool, optional) – If True, only animatable parameters will be return
Returns:

The list of the selected object channels names

Return type:

list

mgear.core.attribute.get_default_value(node, attribute)

Get the default attribute value

Parameters:
  • node (str, PyNode) – The object with the attribute
  • attribute (str) – The attribute to get the value
Returns:

The attribute value

Return type:

variant

mgear.core.attribute.get_next_available_index(attr)

get the next available index from a multi attr This function is a workaround because the connect attr flag next available is not working.

The connectAttr to the children attribute is giving error
i.e: pm.connectAttr(ctt.attr(“parent”),
tpTagNode.attr(“children”), na=True)

if using the next available option flag I was expecting to use ctt.setParent(tagParent) but doest’t work as expected. After reading the documentation this method looks prety useless. Looks like is boolean and works based on selection :(

Parameters:attr (attr) – Attr multi
Returns:index
Return type:int
mgear.core.attribute.lockAttribute(node, attributes=[‘tx’, ‘ty’, ‘tz’, ‘rx’, ‘ry’, ‘rz’, ‘sx’, ‘sy’, ‘sz’, ‘v’])

Lock attributes of a node.

By defaul will lock the rotation, scale and translation.

Parameters:
  • node (dagNode) – The node with the attributes to lock.
  • attributes (list of str) – The list of the attributes to lock.

Example

>>> att.lockAttribute(self.root_ctl, ["sx", "sy", "sz", "v"])
mgear.core.attribute.moveChannel(attr, sourceNode, targetNode, duplicatedPolicy=None)

Move channels keeping the output connections. Duplicated channel policy, stablish the rule in case the channel already exist on the target.

NOTE: For the moment move channel only supports type double and enum

Duplicate policy options

index This policy will add an index to avoid clashing channel names
fullName This policy will add the name of the source object to the channel
merge This policy will merge the channels
Parameters:
  • attr (str) – Name of the channel to move
  • sourceNode (PyNoe or str) – The source node with the channel
  • targetNode (PyNoe or str) – The target node for the channel
  • duplicatedPolicy (None, str) – Set the duplicated channel policy
mgear.core.attribute.reset_SRT(objects=None, attributes=[‘tx’, ‘ty’, ‘tz’, ‘rx’, ‘ry’, ‘rz’, ‘sx’, ‘sy’, ‘sz’, ‘v’])

Reset Scale Rotation and translation attributes to default value

Parameters:
  • objects (None, optional) – The objects to reset the channels
  • attribute (list) – The attribute to reset
mgear.core.attribute.reset_selected_channels_value(objects=None, attributes=None)

Reset the the selected channels if not attribute is provided

Parameters:
  • objects (None, optional) – The objects to reset the channels
  • attribute (list, optional) – The attribute to reset
mgear.core.attribute.setInvertMirror(node, invList=None)

Set invert mirror pose values

Parameters:node (dagNode) – The object to set invert mirror Values
mgear.core.attribute.setKeyableAttributes(nodes, params=[‘tx’, ‘ty’, ‘tz’, ‘ro’, ‘rx’, ‘ry’, ‘rz’, ‘sx’, ‘sy’, ‘sz’])

Set keyable attributes of a node.

By defaul will set keyable the rotation, scale and translation.

Parameters:
  • node (dagNode) – The node with the attributes to set keyable.
  • attributes (list of str) –

    The list of the attributes to set keyable. Attrs not in the list will be locked if None, [“tx”, “ty”, “tz”, “rorder”, “rx”, “ry”, “rz”, “sx”, “sy”,

    ”sz”] is used
mgear.core.attribute.setNotKeyableAttributes(nodes, attributes=[‘tx’, ‘ty’, ‘tz’, ‘ro’, ‘rx’, ‘ry’, ‘rz’, ‘sx’, ‘sy’, ‘sz’, ‘v’])

Set not keyable attributes of a node.

By defaul will set not keyable the rotation, scale and translation.

Parameters:
  • node (dagNode) – The node with the attributes to set keyable.
  • attributes (list of str) – The list of the attributes to set not keyable
mgear.core.attribute.setRotOrder(node, s=’XYZ’)

Set the rotorder of the object.

Parameters:
  • node (dagNode) – The object to set the rot order on.
  • s (str) – Value of the rotorder. Possible values : (“XYZ”, “XZY”, “YXZ”, “YZX”, “ZXY”, “ZYX”)
mgear.core.attribute.set_default_value(node, attribute)

Set the default value to the attribute

Parameters:
  • node (str, PyNode) – The object with the attribute to reset
  • attribute (str) – The attribute to reset
mgear.core.attribute.smart_reset(*args)

Reset the SRT or the selected channels

Checks first if we have channels selected. If not, will try to reset SRT

Parameters:*args – Dummy
mgear.core.attribute.unlockAttribute(node, attributes=[‘tx’, ‘ty’, ‘tz’, ‘rx’, ‘ry’, ‘rz’, ‘sx’, ‘sy’, ‘sz’, ‘v’])

Unlock attributes of a node.

By defaul will unlock the rotation, scale and translation.

Parameters:
  • node (dagNode) – The node with the attributes to unlock.
  • attributes (list of str) – The list of the attributes to unlock.

Example

>>> att.unlockAttribute(self.root_ctl, ["sx", "sy", "sz", "v"])