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Old 19-09-2005, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default Query an objects attribute

Lets say you created an float variable

float $testvar;

then say you create a polygon cube in your scene.

polyCube;
//Result: pCube1

then you wanted to query the value of pCube1's translateY and assign it to the $testvar float attribute.

how do you query the value of a transform's attribute.
like pCube1.ty?

I have been in situations where i had to query the value of other things like UI elements but UI elements like windows already have a flag for querying.

Ex. maybe you ran into one of these before

if((`window -q -exists testwindow`)==true) deleteUI testwindow;

well is there some kind of query flag for transforms also?
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Old 20-09-2005, 08:54 AM   #2
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it's an attribute so you need to use the getAttr command:

float $ty = `getAttr pCube1.ty`;

that will do it.

to set it use the setAttr command

setAttr pCube1.ty 10;




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:headbang: Dummy....how could i have not fingured that out ....

Thanks you've been a big help.
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