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Old 05-08-2003, 07:24 AM   #1
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How Do I change 1 attribute in common for several objects

Id like to select all polySmoothFace* nodes, and change the divisions attribute for all of them, so I could assign a hot key to swith resolutions. Im new on MEL, and need some help!

This is what I tried:

select "polySmoothFace*";
$foo = `ls -sl`; // (how can I make this a string array?)
$Size = size ($foo+1);

for ($Index = 0; $Index < $Size; $Index++)
$nelson = "polySmoothFace"+$Size + ".divisions";
setAttr $nelson 2;
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Old 05-08-2003, 08:13 AM   #2
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string $foo[] = `ls -sl`;

for ($each in $foo)
setAttr ($each+".divisions") 2;

should work
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Old 05-08-2003, 08:19 AM   #3
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Here is one way.
I hope this helps you out.


string $sels[] = `ls -typ "polySmoothFace"`;
for($sel in $sels){
setAttr ($sel + ".divisions") 2;
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Old 05-08-2003, 08:25 AM   #4
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You also dont have to actually select the nodes to modify them (doing it this way for me is a bit cleaner):

string $foo[] = `ls -type polySmoothFace`;

for ($f in $foo)
setAttr ($f + ".divisions") 2;

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