Tutorial :How can I set UVs to a Mesh in Blender Python?



Question:

Using Blender 2.49's Python API I'm creating a mesh. I have a list of vertices and a list of face indices.

e.g.

mesh = bpy.data.meshes.new('mesh')  mesh.verts.extend(mVerts)  mesh.faces.extend(mFaces)  

I've noticed MVert's uvco property and MFace's uv property, and added some random values, but I can't see any change when I render.

Regarding uvco, the documentation mentions:

Note: These are not seen in the UV editor and they are not a part of UV a UVLayer.

I tried this with the new mesh selected:

import Blender  from Blender import *  import random    scn = Scene.GetCurrent()  ob = scn.objects.active  o = ob.getData()    for v in o.verts:      v.uvco = (random.random(),random.random(),random.random())      print v.uvco    for f in o.faces:      r = (random.random(),random.random())      for i in range(0,4):          f.uv.append(r)          print f.uv  

I can see the values change in Terminal, but I don't see any change when I render. If I reselect the object, the previous face uvs are gone.

Can anyone explain how are UVs set using the Blender 2.49 Python API ?

Thanks


Solution:1

Try simply replacing this line:

o = ob.getData()  

with

o = ob.getData(mesh=True)  

Due to the historic development of Blender Python API, an ordinary call to blender_object.getData gives you a copy of an object's mesh data, that while can be modified, is not "live" on the displayed object. (Actually it is even an "NMesh" - a class that differs from the living "Mesh" class).

With the optional parameter "mesh=True" passed to the getData method you get back the living mesh of the object, and changes therein have effect (that can be seen upon an update forced with after a Blender.Redraw()).

I never tried UV things, however, so there might be more things to it, but I believe this is your issue.


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