Getting the file texture

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  06 June 2003
Getting the file texture

does anyone have any clues as to how to get the filetexture from the selected object? i can't seem to figure it out :(

take care
Peter Hartwig
vfx sup at duckling

  06 June 2003
It would take a little more time than I have right now to come up with the precise commands, but it comes down to this:

* Get a list of the shading groups using ls -type

* Find the shading group that contains the object by testing set membership

* Find the shader that is assoicated with the shading group

* Use listConnections to find file textures connected to the shader, and to determine to what attributes they're connected.

-- Mark
Mark R. Wilkins
author of MEL Scripting for Maya Animators
  06 June 2003
ah, ok. i'll give it a go!

thanks Mark
Peter Hartwig
vfx sup at duckling

  12 December 2003
Here are some How-to's that might be helpfull:

Also search the help file on 'shadingEngine', you will find a example script which finds unshaded objects.

Last edited by Marcel : 12 December 2003 at 09:58 AM.
  12 December 2003
if you only want to get the file name from the color channel from the selected object, i think these script can do the thing

$object=`ls -sl`;
string $shape[];
$shape=`listRelatives -s $object[0]`;
$SG=`listConnections ($shape[0]+".instObjGroups[0]")`;
$material=`listConnections ($SG[0]+".surfaceShader")`;
$name=`listConnections ($material[0]+".color")`;
print $name[0];

only work with one selected object and in the color channel, but i think this can be a good point to start
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