Getting a list in user defined selection order

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Mar 14 23:38:25 CET 2013


On 3/14/2013 5:34 AM, e.tekinalp at gmx.de wrote:
> Hello everybody,
>
> I want to select components(vertices) in a particular Order with python.
> So when I create a list the main problem is, that maya is not listing the verts in the correct selected order as I did.
>
> Here an example:
>
> I have selected from a polySphere the following vtx
>
> [sphere.vtx400, sphere.vtx250, sphere.vtx260, sphere.vtx500, sphere.vtx100]
>
> so maya is giving me a list like that:
>
> [sphere.vtx100, sphere.vtx250, sphere.vtx260, sphere.vtx400, sphere.vtx500]

It is sorting by name.

> I know that there is a flag in the cmds.ls that created a list in ordered Selection and that you have to enable the tos flag from the selectPref command
>
> cmds.selectPref(tso = 1)
> vtx = cmds.ls(os = 1, flatten = 1)
> cmds.select(vtx)
>
> But then he gives me an empty list, I also tried to toggle it in the preference window, but to be honest that couldn't be the way.
>
> So how can I get a list in an userdefined selection order.
>
> Thank you guys for any help.

This is a maya question rather than a python question. Is not there a 
maye list where you can ask? If not, is a a stackovevflow-like site that 
covers maya?

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy




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