Text Field editing as macro


I want to write a macro to let a objects name be extracted as a text. To do this I have tried to write a command string who uses “object name” in text field option (Fx) but i have no success. Is this possible?

(Dale Fugier) #6

There doesn’t seem to be a way to do this in RhinoCommon yet. I’ve added this to the to-do list.


– Dale

(Dale Fugier) #7

My apologies for the confusion - looks like you need to use TextFormula.

import Rhino
go = Rhino.Input.Custom.GetObject()
go.SetCommandPrompt('Select text')
go.GeometryFilter = Rhino.DocObjects.ObjectType.Annotation
if go.CommandResult() == Rhino.Commands.Result.Success:
    text = go.Object(0).TextEntity()
    if text:
        print text.TextFormula

– Dale


Thanks Dale!! I am embarrassed to admit that I do not really understand “text formula”. Is this a string I put into a script editor?

(Dale Fugier) #9

Let’s say you had a named object with an ID of dfe70ddc-3e57-4ca7-acc0-79bb29ecd629. You could then create a text object with an ObjectName formula like this:

from scriptcontext import doc
from Rhino.Geometry import *

text_entity = TextEntity()
text_entity.Plane = Plane.WorldXY
text_entity.TextFormula = "%<ObjectName(\"dfe70ddc-3e57-4ca7-acc0-79bb29ecd629\")>%"
text_entity.Justification = TextJustification.MiddleCenter


– Dale