Moving Pivots in Maya/Python

  • Anonymous - 2007-01-06

    Hi Matthias,

    I'm trying to move the pivot of a plane to a vertex in this case vertex 2, the thing works in mel, but Im having  a hard time with the translation to maya/python.

    The mel code looks like:

    polyPlane -w 10 -h 10 -sx 1 -sy 1 -ax 0 1 0 -cuv 2 -ch 1;

    move 5 0 5

    float $posn[3];

    $posn = `pointPosition -w Plot.vtx[2]`;

    move -a $posn[0] $posn[1] $posn[2] Plot.scalePivot Plot.rotatePivot ;


    The real problem is with lines 3 to 5, the rest is trivial.

    The first issue is with posn, in mel the result is 0 0 0, but in python it gives [0.0, 1.1102230246251565e-015, 0.0]
    The next problem is moving the pivot, I still don't get how to pass this type of arguments, and as a result the pivot doesn't move...

    I was trying this in python:

    select(all = None)


    W = 10

    H = 10

    myPlane = polyPlane (w = W, h = H, sx = 1, sy = 1, ax = (0,1,0), cuv = 2, ch = 1)

    move(W/2, 0, H/2)

    # This gives an different result [0.0, 1.1102230246251565e-015, 0.0]
    posn = pointPosition(w = '%s.vtx[2]' %(myPlane[0]))

    # My options didn't work
    move(a = (posn[0], posn[1], posn[2]), ' %s.scalePivot %s.rotatePivot' % (myPlane[0], myPlane[0]))
    #move('-a %i %i %i %s.scalePivot %s.rotatePivot' % (posn[0], posn[1], posn[2], myPlane[0], myPlane[0]))
    #move(a = '%i %i %i %s.scalePivot %s.rotatePivot' % (posn[0], posn[1], posn[2], myPlane[0], myPlane[0]))


    Can you give me a hand?

    And by the way, normally I get the following errors:

    SyntaxError: non-keyword arg after keyword arg
    Error string: "(kFailure): Unexpected Internal Failure".

    Is there a place were I can find out what those mean?


    • Anonymous - 2007-01-10

      Hmm nevermind I solved it with Xform



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