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05-15-2008, 12:26 PM
Does anyone know how to make a straight copy from a group?
I've got a group that contains 3 objects and has some user properties.
I need a function that copies this complete group and it's properties.
Thanks for all your help
05-16-2008, 09:34 AM
Basically what i do is, I have a collection of objects grouped together. (box01,box02) and a user property on the group itself.
If I select the whole group, it does copy everything but the grouphead dummy is turned into a dummy resulting in the group objects being ungrouped.
Regrouping is not really an option as I need to retain the rotational and scale data.
Just copying the grouphead results in a copy of the dummy again.
I've tried setting the dummy as a grouphead and appending the new objects as children but
that doesnt seem to work.
Thanks for any help
05-16-2008, 10:22 AM
This should do the trick.
05-16-2008, 02:02 PM
wheyhey! Thank you very much.
12-03-2008, 05:59 AM
That worked great but I have another question. I am trying to randomly copy from an array of groups. How do I filter just the groups as a node from a selection? If, for instance I selected 5 groups manually, it would just be shown as a selection containing all of the elements of each group lumped in to one large array.
Thanks in advance for any help.
12-03-2008, 09:28 AM
Maybe a function something along the lines of:
--Function return an array of objects to be moved from complex group hierarchies
fn GroupLeaders Arr =
Leaders = for o in Arr where ((o.parent == undefined or isopengroupmember o) and (not isOpenGroupHead o)) collect o
)--End of Function Group Leaders
Where "Arr" is an array of selected objects from something like "getcurrentselection()"
I havent had a chance to test this on 3DSMax, but I think it should pick out all the closed top group nodes. i.e if you have nested groups then it should just pick the very top level.... should ;)
Let us know if it helps, good luck!
12-03-2008, 09:28 AM
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