Python/Atom/Mac .obj file export Density, possible defect


#1

Hey all,

Thanks for the help so far!

I had a previous discussion here Python Export obj files - set polygon density variable which led to getting most of the issues straightened out and the code well on the way. However it didn’t address the original issue of Density being ignored. I have tested and found the density variable needs to be set to zero in python before setting it to some other value. This fixes the issue and my script is now functioning how I want, but I thought it might be helpful to others and the Mac devs to know.

I have taken screen shots to show the difference. I have run this on a few different 3dm files and it’s consistent.

Set the Density to zero before setting to .45:

Don’t set the Density first before attempting to set it to .45

My full script is here:

import os
import scriptcontext
import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs


print "//export run started/////////////"

# this function via mcneel/rhinoscriptsyntax
#https://github.com/mcneel/rhinoscriptsyntax/blob/master/Scripts/rhinoscript/layer.py
def layerNames(sort=False):
    rc = []
    for layer in scriptcontext.doc.Layers:
        if not layer.IsDeleted: rc.append(layer.FullPath)
    if sort: rc.sort()
    return rc

def GetDAESettings():
    e_str = ""
    return e_str

def GetOBJSettings():
    e_str = "_Geometry=_Mesh "
    e_str+= "_EndOfLine=CRLF "
    e_str+= "_ExportRhinoObjectNames=_ExportObjectsAsOBJGroups "
    e_str+= "_ExportMeshTextureCoordinates=_Yes "
    e_str+= "_ExportMeshVertexNormals=_No "
    e_str+= "_CreateNGons=_No "
    e_str+= "_ExportMaterialDefinitions=_No "
    e_str+= "_YUp=_No "
    e_str+= "_WrapLongLines=Yes "
    e_str+= "_VertexWelding=_Welded "
    e_str+= "_WritePrecision=4 "
    e_str+= "_Enter "

    e_str+= "_DetailedOptions "
    e_str+= "_JaggedSeams=_No "
    e_str+= "_PackTextures=_No "
    e_str+= "_Refine=_Yes "
    e_str+= "_SimplePlane=_No "

    e_str+= "_AdvancedOptions "
    e_str+= "_Angle=50 "
    e_str+= "_AspectRatio=0 "
    e_str+= "_Distance=0.0"
    e_str+= "_Density=0 " '''this is needed to set Density'''
    e_str+= "_Density=0.45 "
    e_str+= "_Grid=0 "
    e_str+= "_MaxEdgeLength=0 "
    e_str+= "_MinEdgeLength=0.0001 "

    e_str+= "_Enter _Enter" '''remove the last _Enter to check Density is set'''

    return e_str

def GetSTLSettings():
    eStr = "_ExportFileAs=_Binary "
    eStr+= "_ExportUnfinishedObjects=_Yes "
    eStr+= "_UseSimpleDialog=_No "
    eStr+= "_UseSimpleParameters=_No "
    eStr+= "_Enter _DetailedOptions "
    eStr+= "_JaggedSeams=_No "
    eStr+= "_PackTextures=_No "
    eStr+= "_Refine=_Yes "
    eStr+= "_SimplePlane=_No "
    eStr+= "_AdvancedOptions "
    eStr+= "_Angle=15 "
    eStr+= "_AspectRatio=0 "
    eStr+= "_Distance=0.01 "
    eStr+= "_Grid=16 "
    eStr+= "_MaxEdgeLength=0 "
    eStr+= "_MinEdgeLength=0.0001 "
    eStr+= "_Enter _Enter"
    return eStr

settingsList = {
    'GetDAESettings': GetDAESettings,
    'GetOBJSettings': GetOBJSettings,
    'GetSTLSettings': GetSTLSettings
}




fileName = rs.DocumentName()
filePath = rs.DocumentPath().rstrip(fileName)

arrLayers = layerNames(False)



def initExportByLayer(fileType="obj", visibleonly=False, byObject=False):
    for layerName in arrLayers:
        layer = scriptcontext.doc.Layers.FindByFullPath(layerName, True)
        if layer >= 0:
            layer = scriptcontext.doc.Layers[layer]
            save = True;
            if visibleonly:
                if not layer.IsVisible:
                    save = False
            if  rs.IsLayerEmpty(layerName):
                save = False
            if save:
                cutName = layerName.split("::")
                cutName = cutName[len(cutName)-1]
                objs = scriptcontext.doc.Objects.FindByLayer(cutName)
                if len(objs) > 0:
                    if byObject:
                        i=0
                        for obj in objs:
                            i= i+1
                            saveObjectsToFile(cutName+"_"+str(i), [obj], fileType)
                    else:
                        saveObjectsToFile(cutName, objs, fileType)



def saveObjectsToFile(name, objs, fileType):
    rs.EnableRedraw(False)
    if len(objs) > 0:
        settings = settingsList["Get"+fileType.upper()+"Settings"]()
        rs.UnselectAllObjects()
        for obj in objs:
            obj.Select(True)
        name = "".join(name.split(" "))
        command = '-_Export "{}{}{}" {}'.format(filePath, name, "."+fileType.lower(), settings)
        rs.Command(command, True)
        rs.EnableRedraw(True)


initExportByLayer("obj",True, False)


print "//export run ended/////////////"

Python Export obj files - set polygon density variable
(Dan Belcher) #2

@Alain Can you please take a look at this?


(Alain Cormier) #3

Hi.

The problem is that you forgot a trailing space in the preceding line:

e_str+= "_Distance=0.0"

instead of

e_str+= "_Distance=0.0 "

Alain


#4

@Alain

Sorry to have a grammar issue as the culprit. Thank you for looking!


(Alain Cormier) #5

No need to by sorry. I’m happy to find the problem in your code rather than in ours :slight_smile: