Saturday snippet: Using the connection stack to find all expressions driven by a given parameter


#
# Softimage 2013 SP1 Python snippet
#
from sipyutils import si			# win32com.client.Dispatch('XSI.Application')
from sipyutils import siut		# win32com.client.Dispatch('XSI.Utils')
from sipyutils import siui		# win32com.client.Dispatch('XSI.UIToolkit')
from sipyutils import simath	# win32com.client.Dispatch('XSI.Math')
from sipyutils import log		# LogMessage
from sipyutils import disp		# win32com.client.Dispatch
from sipyutils import C			# win32com.client.constants

si=si()
siut=siut()
from xml.etree import ElementTree as ET

def getExpressionsDrivenByLocalParameter( obj, param="posx" ):
	stack = siut.DataRepository.GetConnectionStackInfo( obj.Parameters(param) )
#	print stack

	expressions = XSIFactory.CreateObject("XSI.Collection")
	expressions.Unique = True
	xmlRoot = ET.fromstring(stack)
	for xmlCnx in xmlRoot.findall('connection'):
		if xmlCnx.find('type').text == 'out' and xmlCnx.find('localparameter') is not None and xmlCnx.find('localparameter').text == param:
			item = xmlCnx.find('object').text
			if item.endswith('.Expression'):
				expressions.AddItems(item)

	return expressions


# Create an expression where the Scene Material diffuse red drives the diffuse red of a Lambert shader
Application.SetExpr("Sources.Materials.DefaultLib.Lambert.Lambert.diffuse.red", "Sources.Materials.DefaultLib.Scene_Material.Phong.diffuse.red") 

x = getExpressionsDrivenByLocalParameter( si.Dictionary.GetObject("Sources.Materials.DefaultLib.Scene_Material.Phong.diffuse"), param="red" )
log( x )
# INFO : Sources.Materials.DefaultLib.Lambert.Lambert.diffuse.red.Expression

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