Query name of selected display Layer?

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  10 October 2010
Query name of selected display Layer?

I'm trying to write a super simple script that toggles bounding box / full mode for whatever display layer is selected. I have everything else worked out but is there a way to query the display layer's name?


  10 October 2010
Post Hi

Please try this:

string $selLayer = (`editDisplayLayerGlobals -q -cdl` == "defaultLayer") ? "" : (`editDisplayLayerGlobals -q -cdl`);
if( size( $selLayer ) != 0 )
print( "Selected layer: " + $selLayer );
warning( "Please select 1 layer" );
  10 October 2010
I'm actually doing this in python, but querying that specific cdl flag spits out the name of the selected display layer. Absolutely awesome, I had no idea, I thought that function had to do with setting or querying a name on creation, or something like that.

Thanks a ton norbertnacu!
  10 October 2010
This is what I ended up with python wise. Maybe it will be useful. Thanks again

 import maya.cmds as cmds  lyrName = str(cmds.editDisplayLayerGlobals(q = 1, cdl = 1))
  lodVar = cmds.getAttr("%s.levelOfDetail" % (lyrName))
   if(lodVar == 0):
      cmds.setAttr("%s.levelOfDetail" % (lyrName), 1)
   if(lodVar == 1):
      cmds.setAttr("%s.levelOfDetail" % (lyrName), 0)
  10 October 2010
Post How about this?

import maya.cmds as cmds
 import maya.mel as mel
 def SurrealToggle():
 	status  = False
 	lyrName = str(cmds.editDisplayLayerGlobals(q=1, cdl=1))
 	if lyrName != "defaultLayer":
 		cmds.setAttr(("%s.lod"%lyrName), not cmds.getAttr("%s.lod"%lyrName))
 		mel.eval('error("Please select a valid layer" )')
 		status = True
 	return status
  10 October 2010
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