I'm developing an addon that need to capture the position of the same object in one and other frame. Actually I had to create four buttons for it, one to put on start frame, other to end frame, other to capture start frame positions and other to capture end frame positions. I tryied to do it in one command:

import bpy

frame1 = bpy.data.scenes["Scene"].frame_start
bpy.context.scene.frame_current = frame1


frame2 = bpy.data.scenes["Scene"].frame_end
bpy.context.scene.frame_current = frame2


I tryied to put the commands update() and redraw() but it doesnt works, I read in some places that the problem is in the way of Blender works with the bpy.ops.* commands.

Thanks for the attention.


1 Answer 1


You should be using frame_set

import bpy

def obj_pos(obj, frame):
    print("frame:", frame)
    print("object location:", obj.location)

me = bpy.context.active_object
frame1 = bpy.data.scenes["Scene"].frame_start

obj_pos(me, frame1)

frame2 = bpy.data.scenes["Scene"].frame_end

obj_pos(me, frame2)
  • $\begingroup$ obj.matrix_world.translation will give global location, taking into account hierarchy, constraints, physics etc. $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Commented Dec 30, 2018 at 17:59
  • $\begingroup$ Wow! It works perfectly! I change a little the code and run! ciceromoraes.com.br/screenshots/GENERATE.png Thank you very much! $\endgroup$
    – cogitas3d
    Commented Dec 30, 2018 at 18:30
  • $\begingroup$ Wow! It works perfectly! I change a little the code and run! $\endgroup$
    – cogitas3d
    Commented Apr 14, 2020 at 14:07

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