I am getting the Graph Editor's visible FCurves using the following code:

visible = context.visible_fcurves[:]
for fcurve in visible:
    #object code here

How do I get the object from this FCurve? In this example, Cube: Channels

Thank you!


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Marty has beat me to it, but the way I found is:

found = [o for o in D.objects if o.animation_data and o.animation_data.action is fcurve.id_data]

where fcurve is the iterator variable in your loop, and found is a list of all objects sharing the animation data using this fcurve. Assuming there's exactly one, you could instead do:

found = next(o for o in D.objects if o.animation_data and o.animation_data.action is fcurve.id_data)

And if the length of the oneliner is bothering you, walrus helps a bit:

found = next(o for o in D.objects if (d:=o.animation_data) and d.action is fcurve.id_data)
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    $\begingroup$ I like this, as I didn't think to use the id_data to avoid looking through fcurves, but I have seen cases where o has animation_data but for corner case reasons there is no action. (For those playing along at home, D is set in the Python console, but not scripts. It's equal to bpy.data in my script above. $\endgroup$ Jan 17 at 1:14
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    $\begingroup$ @MartyFouts then it will compare None and fcurve.id_data identities and omit the object from the results. $\endgroup$ Jan 17 at 1:15
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    $\begingroup$ Doh. I knew that. (Apparently not ;) $\endgroup$ Jan 17 at 1:16

The only way I know how to do this is to search objects to see if the fcurves are present:

for object in bpy.data.objects:
    if object.animation_data and object.animation_data.action and object.animation_data.action.fcurves:
        for fcurve in object.animation_data.action.fcurves:
            if fcurve in visible:
  • You can replace the for... with other ways of going through objects. You might be able to use context.active_object or limit the search to only selected objects, et cetera.
  • The first clause of the if statement separates objects that have animation data from those that don't.
  • Even if an object has animation data the second clause is for obscure cases when the animation data doesn't have any actions.
  • The third clause in the if statement is probably overkill, but I can't find anything that guarantees that if an object has an action that action will have fcurves.

This will only work for animation data directly associated with objects; which appears to be what you want.


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