I have an integer property I would like to increment as 2^int property. If that isn't possible, I would alternatively like to just have regular increment, but display the value in the panel as 2^property.
Here's a trick you can use. Incrementing will continue to adjust by ±1, but we'll give the prop a custom setter that snaps it to a power of 2. If the value decreased, we'll snap to the next lower one; if it increased, to the next higher one.
import bpy def set_prop(self, value): cur_value = self.power_of_2_prop value = max(value, 1) power_of_2 = 1 << (value.bit_length() - 1) # rounded down to power of 2 if value != power_of_2: value = power_of_2 if value < cur_value else 2 * power_of_2 self["power_of_2_prop"] = value # Note: This is the default getter, but the setter won't # work unless we provide it too for some reason. def get_prop(self): return self.get("power_of_2_prop", 1) bpy.types.Scene.power_of_2_prop = bpy.props.IntProperty(get=get_prop, set=set_prop) # Add panel in the Properties Editor to test it class LayoutDemoPanel(bpy.types.Panel): """Creates a Panel in the scene context of the properties editor""" bl_label = "Test Panel" bl_idname = "SCENE_PT_layout" bl_space_type = 'PROPERTIES' bl_region_type = 'WINDOW' bl_context = "scene" def draw(self, context): layout = self.layout scene = context.scene layout.prop(scene, "power_of_2_prop") bpy.utils.register_class(LayoutDemoPanel)
Look for the Test Panel in the Scene tab of the Properties Editor.
@scurest's answer is definitely works as an answer for the first, however I think I'll use this approach because the interaction of setting a number and then it snapping to the nearest power is a bit wonky.
I was able to figure out the second approach, where it just shows 2 to the power of the property alongside the power, using the following expression:
col.prop(Rprops,'resolution', text='Resolution: '+str(2**Rprops.resolution))