I want to do this:

myLocation = (-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000)
SplinePoint.co = myLocation

Where myLocation is a blender Vector.

i.e. I want to assign a vector to a spline point's co attribute ...

in other words I want to convert a vector object into an array that matches the co attribute per:


Note: SplinePoint.co requires 4 values in its array (not sure why???) This is the error I'm getting.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/iainm/Desktop/objects/dev_space.blend/Text", line 209, in <module>
ValueError: bpy_struct: item.attr = val: sequences of dimension 0 should contain 4 items, not 3
Error: Python script fail, look in the console for now...
  • $\begingroup$ Worth noting that the SplinePoint.co must be: "Type: float array of 4 items in [-inf, inf], default (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0)" Per the docs linked in the question... $\endgroup$ – gl2748 Jul 5 '17 at 2:17

You don't need to convert a vector to an array, you can just assign it to the location. A vector is created from one value which is a set of three (or four) numbers, so you need the extra pair of parenthesis around the three values.

Any location, rotation and scale value can all take a vector or array as input values. All of the following work.

obj = bpy.data.objects['Cube']
obj.location = Vector((-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000))
obj.location = [-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000]
obj.location = (-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000)
obj.rotation_euler = Vector((-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000))

For bezier curves the same applies to it's curve points

# for bezier curve points
bezcurve = bpy.data.objects['BezierCurve']
SplinePoint = bezcurve.data.splines[0].bezier_points[0]
myLocation = Vector((-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000))

SplinePoint.co = myLocation
SplinePoint.co = Vector((-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000))
SplinePoint.co = [-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000]
SplinePoint.co = (-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000)

For nurbs paths each point is four values instead of three. The first three values are the x,y,z for the location as above while the fourth value (shown as w in the UI) controls the influence the point has on the curve, where a bezier point has handles that define the angle and strength of the curve leaving the point, a nurbs path only has an influence that pulls the path closer to the point the larger the value.

# for nurbs paths points
nurbpath = bpy.data.objects['NurbsPath']
SplinePoint = nurbpath.data.splines[0].points[0]
myLocation = Vector((-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000, 1.0))

SplinePoint.co = myLocation
SplinePoint.co = Vector((-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000, 1.0))
SplinePoint.co = [-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000, 1.0]
SplinePoint.co = (-0.9056, -0.0628, -3.000, 1.0)

If you are getting a location as a vector from somewhere else you can use resize_4d() or the to_4d() to use the location in the nurbs point. You can then alter the influence with either SplinePoint.co[3] = 1.0 or SplinePoint.co.w = 1.0.

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  • $\begingroup$ Ok, right, i don't have the word literally in there, just expressing what the blender console outputs when I print what myLocation is. The problem is that the array for the co of the spline requires 4 values (check the doc linked in the Q) to confirm ... $\endgroup$ – gl2748 Jul 5 '17 at 2:17
  • $\begingroup$ got it, had to call to_4d() on the vector. $\endgroup$ – gl2748 Jul 5 '17 at 2:37
  • $\begingroup$ @gl2748 - right I should have noticed you where looking at nurbs points and not bezier points. I expanded the answer to clarify things. $\endgroup$ – sambler Jul 5 '17 at 7:10

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