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  01 January 2008
Unhappy select curves which form lofted surface


I have a lofted surface which I can select via scripting. I want then to find the original curves which form this lofted surface and select them. But I can't figure it out how to do this via scripting!

Any ideas?
Thank you a lot
  01 January 2008
try this

//select your loft surface
string $selected[] = `ls -sl`;
string $shapes[] = `listRelatives -shapes $selected[0]`;
string $loftNode[] = `listConnections -s 1 ($shapes[0] +".create")`;
string $inputCurves[] = `listConnections -s 1 ($loftNode[0] + ".inputCurve")`;
  01 January 2008
hi nier,

select the lofted surface (select transform node) and run this:

string $sel[]=`ls -sl -dag -s`;
string $concs[]=`listConnections -type loft $sel[0]`;
$concs=`listConnections -type nurbsCurve $concs[0]`;
print $cons;

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  01 January 2008

I did it in Python, and it worked with the following code (basically the same as above but in Python):

 	import maya.cmds as cmds #import maya commands
 	#get the shape node of the selected surface
 	sShapeNode =, dag=1)
 	#get first level connections
 	conn1 = cmds.listConnections(sShapeNode[1])
 	#get second level connections > curves
 	curves = cmds.listConnections(conn1[0], t="nurbsCurve")

  01 January 2008
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