Custom object kill, mark, etc

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Custom object kill, mark, etc

Post by bolek » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:44 pm


I wrote custom object kill, mark, etc. Instead of playing with faces or vertices (RF4 Manual (page 168) ) I used new function delivered by RF5 " getNearestPointToObject " , but I noticed kind of bug namely- when getNearestPointToObject returns first and second value which is PointOnObject(vector) and Normal(vector) of that point it changes order of components so you need to put x in place of z and vice versa to get proper position and normal vector.

Have you guys noticed similar problem ?

BTW script works faster than that with works on faces or vertices.

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# Function: onSimulationFrame 

def onSimulationFrame():
	nullVec =,0.0,0.0)
	container01 = scene.getEmitter("Container01")
	obj = scene.getObject("obj")
	emitter = scene.get_PB_Emitter("Emitter")
	#efp emitter first particle
	eFP = emitter.getFirstParticle()
	while eFP:
		#emitter next particle
		eNP = eFP.getNextParticle()
		passP = 1
		pPos = eFP.getPosition()
		pId = eFP.getId()
		pNear = eFP.getNearestPointToObject(nullVec,"obj")
		#problem with getting proper nearest point on object vector and normal vector--
		#npoo -nearest point on object
		nPOO =[0].z,pNear[0].y,pNear[0].x)
		nPOON =[1].z,pNear[1].y,pNear[1].x)
		diffVec = pPos - nPOO
		dotP = nPOON * diffVec
		if (dotP > 0.0): passP = 0
		if(passP == 1):
			pVel = eFP.getVelocity()
		eFP = eNP

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Custom object kill, mark, etc

Post by IoSim » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:18 pm

Hey Bolek

I've used this function a lot in the c++ SDK and there it works alright, so it appears to be a Python implemenation issue.

Cool to see you writing all these scripts. :)

This last one is infact very similar to one of my latests plugins, where I've implemented it as a daemon.

-Cheers Ole
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Custom object kill, mark, etc

Post by bitSeq » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:22 pm

Thanks Bolek! will have to test this out :)

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Custom object kill, mark, etc

Post by bolek » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:11 pm


Hmmm.... weird problem anyway You're right IOSim. Some time ago I wrote RF4 version of mark. Your plugin remainded me of new funciton (getNearestPointToObject) in RF5 so I wanted to check how it works with it... now we now how : )


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