When you’re in a component selection mode (such as Edge, Polygon, or Point), the active objects are highlighted in orange. The “active objects” are the objects that are “active for component selection”.
When Softimage is in a component selection mode, the Selection will either by empty or it will contain CollectionItems (one for each object with selected components).
So, how do you get the active objects? Here’s one way, using the little known, magical “.[obj].”:
# Python import win32com.client oActiveObjects = win32com.client.Dispatch( "XSI.Collection" ) oActiveObjects.Items = ".[obj]."
// JScript var oActiveObjects = new ActiveXObject( "XSI.Collection" ); oActiveObjects.Items = ".[obj].";