Part of my addon's functionality is to replace local materials with their counterparts in linked libraries / assets.
In order to check if a material of the same name as a local material is available as an asset in the asset browser, I need some way to iterate through all assets of a given UserAssetLibrary and check for matches.
Unfortunately, I've not been able to find a method to get all assets contained in a UserAssetLibrary so far. After browsing the Data API it also doesn't seem like those are stored anywhere in the current BLEND file in the first place.
I suspect that since the asset browser seems to be a version of the file browser, I need to instead look into methods of getting a list of all files listed in the file browser. What I've found there has mostly been about finding the selcted file(s) though, not all files.
- bpy/file browser: get selected file names
- How to access all selected files from a file selector in Python?
Part of the function where this would be used below. Currently it only checks for linked files, but assets in the browser do not show up as materials in
bpy.data.materials, and as such I cannot check for matches.
for slot in obj.material_slots: if slot.material is not None and slot.material.library is None: old_material = slot.material new_material = None for mtl in bpy.data.materials: # If an object is imported that has a material that already exists in the scene, it is numbered. # Thus checking the substring of the name is necessary to catch all of them. if mtl.library != None and ( mtl.name == old_material.name or mtl.name == old_material.name[:-4] ) and old_material.seut.overrideMatLib == False: new_material = mtl break if new_material != None: slot.material = new_material if old_material not in mtl_to_delete: mtl_to_delete.append(old_material)