When importing an object with my own script (Yes, I need one, no functional script exists) I want to import it with help of the
bmesh-module. It seems to be the best choice for the job as it is as close as you can get to data-only and is kind of standalone (keeps the blender-data clean until everything is ready). There is one problem I am facing now: How do I give names to the vertexGroups? This is what I got so far:
import bmesh mesh = bmesh.new() # add vertices layer = mesh.verts.layers.deform.new() # a new deform layer, why is this singleton?? for vert in mesh.verts: vert[layer] = 0.5 # assign a value of 0.5 to the first group # .... more groups
I suppose you know that Blender handles animation via vertex-groups so I have to make sure that the right vertex-group (index) has the correct name assigned to it.
Do I have to name the groups on the object itself? If yes, do I have to create the group beforehands (before mesh.to_mesh(object.data))? Am I guaranteed that the order is kept?