Python API - More functions for automation

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Wolf
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Python API - More functions for automation

Post by Wolf » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:59 pm

Hi SimLab Team,

thank you for the last updates, epecially the getNodeBySubString()-function. Works perfectly!

I´ve been trying to automate our process, but there are some functions missing, especially when it comes to generating and assigning Materials. So, here are some of the functions that I would like to see in Python Scripting API:

- selectedNode.setMaterial(str)
-> To change the Material of a Node.


- selectedMaterial.setETA(float) / .setReflection(float)
-> Not sure what ETA abbreviates, but it would be nice to get some handle on the gloss properties in general.


- createNewPortal(selectedNode)
-> change a Node to be a Portal-Node.


- I would like to have a documentation on how to write .SimLabAA-files for the Door-Animator. I tried to figure it out, but the files I saved had no Information in them.


- Not sure if there is a possibility to use external Python Modules? If there isn´t, it would be a good thing to add. Especially the csv package would be of use, or any other option of reading external CSVs.

Those would be of great help!
Thank you!

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SimLab
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Re: Python API - More functions for automation

Post by SimLab » Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:45 pm

Thank you for the input will share those suggestions with developers.

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