View Full Version : Problem with attrFieldGrp

05 May 2003, 04:54 PM
I have an attrFieldGrp, and I'm trying to add an -attribute to it. If If I do something like this:

$object = cube1;

attrFieldGrp -attribute ($object + ".translate");

it works fine, but if I pass an arbitrary vector:

vector $vec = <<0, 0, 0>>;

attrFieldGrp -attribute ($vec);

I get an error saying:
"Error: Error while parsing arguments."

-attribute is supposed to take a vector as an argument. Does anyone know why this would be giving me an error?

05 May 2003, 05:44 PM
From the Maya docs:

"-at/attribute string [Q][E][C] The name of a unique attribute of type vector."

The address of the attribute you point it to must be of type vector, not the address itself.


05 May 2003, 05:48 PM
oops, just re-read what I wrote and it looks confusing. What I meant is the attr specified by the string must be of type vector but the address to the attr must still be in the form of a string, ie: object.t.


05 May 2003, 07:32 PM
Ahhh, thanks, it must not have clicked when I read it in the docs. Make sense now.

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