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  01 January 2011
CheckBoxGrp Help - novice question

So this was done as a way to teach myself how to use vectors, since I've never worked with them before. Anyway, ignore that for now. What I really need help with (right now) is the GUI, more specifically the check box groups.

I want the ALL boxes to, by default, be checked on, however, when I add the "-v1 1", I get this error:
// Error: line 124: Invalid object or value: 1 //

I'm not sure what to do. I've read the help and it looks like everything it set up correctly. Could someone take a look for me? If there's a better way to do this, please let me know.

I'm still learning, so I need a lot of help. The script isn't done, but if you see anything that sticks out so far, let me know. And use small words


 // Name:		 Align Script  (50%)						  //
 // Author:	   Melissa Starks							   //
 // Description:  This script allows the user to align one	 //
 //			   object with one (or more) object(s) based on //
 //			   translation and/or rotation.				 //
 /*General notes:
 //goal - final resting place
 target - items to be moved
 Finish scripting
 Create the GUI
 	link all proc's to proper GUI elements
 	Bug testing
 //START OF SCRIPT											 //
 //Copies all transformation values from Goal
 global proc transformAll(int $doTx, int $doTy, int $doTz, int $doRx, int $doRy, int $doRz) {
 	//int $doTx = 1; int $doTy = 1; int $doTz=1; int $doRx = 1; int $doRy = 1; int $doRz = 1;
 	//---> 1) Query Goal's position (this is the last item selected)	
 	string $sel[] = `ls -sl`;							 //Query everything selected
 	int $sizeSel = `size $sel`;						   //Query how many items are in the 
 	string $goal = $sel[$sizeSel-1];					  //Selects the goal
 		//println = $goal;
 	vector $transGoal = `xform -q -t -ws $goal`;		  //Queries the goals position in space
 	vector $rotGoal = `xform -q -ro -ws $goal`;		   //Queries the goals position in space
 		//print $transGoal;
 	//Queries the position of all of the targets	
 	int $xp;
 		//---> 2) Query Target's position
 		vector $transTarget = `xform -q -t -ws $sel[$xp]`;
 			println ($transTarget + "\n");
 		vector $rotTarget = `xform -q -ro -ws $sel[$xp]`;
 			println ($rotTarget + "\n");
 		//---> 3) Pick and choose values from the goal or target as necessary
 			$transTarget = ($transGoal.x) ($transTarget.y) ($transTarget.z);
 			$transTarget = ($transTarget.x) ($transGoal.y) ($transTarget.z);
 			$transTarget = ($transTarget.x) ($transTarget.y) ($transGoal.z);
 			$rotTarget = ($rotGoal.x) ($rotTarget.y) ($rotTarget.z);
 			$rotTarget = ($rotTarget.x) ($rotGoal.y) ($rotTarget.z);
 			$rotTarget = ($rotTarget.x) ($rotTarget.y) ($rotGoal.z);
 		float $xpos = ($transTarget.x);
 		float $ypos = ($transTarget.y);
 		float $zpos = ($transTarget.z);
 		float $xrot = ($rotTarget.x);
 		float $yrot = ($rotTarget.y);
 		float $zrot = ($rotTarget.z);
 			$xpos = ($transGoal.x);
 			$ypos = ($transGoal.y);
 			$zpos = ($transGoal.z);
 			$xrot = ($rotGoal.x);
 			$yrot = ($rotGoal.y);
 			$zrot = ($rotGoal.z);
 		//---> 4) Move Target to new position
 		print ("Moving to: "+$xpos+" "+$ypos+" "+$zpos+"\n");  
 		xform -ws -t $xpos $ypos $zpos $sel[$xp];
 		xform -ws -ro $xrot $yrot $zrot $sel[$xp];
 //the GUI
 global proc alignGUI(){
 	string $win;
 	if (`window -exists $win`){
 		deleteUI -window $win;
 	string $win = `window -wh 400 400 -rtf true -sizeable false -title "Align Objects"`;
 	string $alignGUIFrame =
 		`frameLayout -cl off
 			-labelVisible true
 			-label "Align Axes:"
 			-borderVisible true
 			-collapsable false
 			-width 400`;
 		//text -l "Translate:"
 		$transButtonGrp = `checkBoxGrp -numberOfCheckBoxes 1
 			-label "Translate:"
 			-labelArray2 "ALL" tranAll`;		  
 			//int $qT = `checkBoxGrp -query -v1 tranAll`;
 		$transButtonGrp2 = `checkBoxGrp -numberOfCheckBoxes 3
 			-label ""
 			-labelArray3 "X" "Y" "Z" tXYZBoxes`;
 			//checkBoxGrp -q -value1 tXYZBoxes;
 		$rotButtonGrp = `checkBoxGrp -numberOfCheckBoxes 1
 			-label "Rotate:"
 			-labelArray2 "ALL" -v1 1 rotAll`;
 		$transButtonGrp2 = `checkBoxGrp -numberOfCheckBoxes 3
 			-label ""
 			-labelArray3 "X" "Y" "Z" -v1 0 -v2 0 -v3 0 rXYZBoxes`;
 	//int $qTB = `checkBoxGrp -q -v2 rXYZBoxes`;
 	//print $qTB
 	separator -style "in" -w 400 -h 5;   
 	rowColumnLayout -numberOfRows 1;
 		button -label "Apply" -command ("");
 		button -label "Close" -command "deleteUI -window win";	
 	showWindow $win;
 global proc doAlignGUI(){
 	//get info from alignGUI and pass it to transformAll proc
 	//---> 1) Get info from GUI
 	//---> 2) Call transformAll, passing along the info from GUI
 //END OF SCRIPT											   //
  01 January 2011
the problem you mention is due to the fact that your checkBoxGrp command creates ONE checkbox, but you use the -labelArray2 flag, then only give it one label: "ALL". So it's seeing -v1 as the SECOND label in the label array!

also, a frameLayout can only take a single layout as a child, and you have given three (two columnLayouts and a rowLayout!) so you will also probably need to fix this.

  01 January 2011

Thanks for the quick response! I was going insane, but that explanation makes so much sense.

I'll fix the frameLayout issue too and repost when I get a little farther.
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