I wrote the following Python, which is not ideal for me as it seems to be moving on the YZ axis

import bpy
import random

Num_Min = -0.01
Num_Max = 0.01

Target_Objects = bpy.context.selected_objects
for Target_Obj in Target_Objects:
 Target_Obj.location[1] = random.uniform(Num_Min, Num_Max)
 Target_Obj.location[2] = random.uniform(Num_Min, Num_Max)

I want to move to the XY axis. Also, I want to control the range that can be moved by setting "Min & Max".

Thank you.


Not sure what do you mean XY axis, But you might misunderstand the subscription for array in python. They should start at 0 not 1. eg. x = [3,6,9]; x[0] # is 3. The Object.location (Vector) stand for [X,Y,Z] So you might need to use location[0], location[1] instead.

Instead of using number to retrieve axis, ones should use properties to get the axis for clearance. eg. location.x = 1.0; location.y = 2.0

import bpy
import random

constrain = (-0.01, 0.01) # I prefer to use tuple for min, max value

for target_obj in bpy.context.selected_objects: # PEP8 recommend to use lower snake case
  target_obj.location.x = random.uniform(*constrain) # And unpack them using *
  target_obj.location.y = random.uniform(*constrain)
  # Another approach
  target_obj.location.xy = (random.uniform(*constrain), random.uniform(*constrain))
  # There can be called and manipulated by combination as well
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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry. The z-axis means you want to fix it. But this is what I think is the ideal behavior! And it's a very straightforward code! Thank you so much! $\endgroup$ – InamuraJIN Jul 14 at 13:20
  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry. Just one more question. What do I do if I want to specify separate numbers for the X and Y axes? Example. ``` Xconstrain = (-10, -12) Yconstrain = (-1, 2) for target_obj in bpy.context.selected_objects: target_obj.location.x = random.uniform(*constrain) target_obj.location.y = random.uniform(*constrain) ``` $\endgroup$ – InamuraJIN Jul 14 at 13:31
  • $\begingroup$ then unpack them again using * sign: target_obj.location.xy = (random.uniform(*Xconstrain), random.uniform(*Yconstrain)). If you are not sure what code will do the effect you want, you can use the python interactive console inside Blender $\endgroup$ – HikariTW Jul 15 at 0:28
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know how to merge those codes together... $\endgroup$ – InamuraJIN Jul 15 at 2:23
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    $\begingroup$ That's for sure. But in this case, it seems to have worked. imgur.com/4BJKHs5 Thank you!! $\endgroup$ – InamuraJIN Jul 15 at 16:31

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