Could anyone help in making a script for selecting all objects that are specified in the different modifiers that an object has stacked? For example if my object has a Boolean modifier and an Array modifier, which both refer to an empty or another object (in the Array modifier there is for example an Object offset you can specify). Would it be possible to select all those object with one click? Thanks.
bl_rna.properties collection. This gives the name, type and other properties of the properties of the modifier. If the property is an object it is most likely, both a
prop.type == 'POINTER') and points to a
bpy.types.Object. If so
getattr(modifier, propertyname) will be either the object if set, or None if not.
import bpy context = bpy.context obj = context.object for m in obj.modifiers: print("modifier (%s): %s" % (m.type, m.name)) for k, v in m.bl_rna.properties.items(): if v.type == 'POINTER' and v.fixed_type.name == "Object": print("\t", k, getattr(m, k)) # select mod obj if not None ob = getattr(m, k, None) if ob is not None: ob.select = True
It is a little brute-force, but here is my attempt : http://web.purplefrog.com/~thoth/blender/python-cookbook/select-objects-in-modifiers.html
import bpy import inspect def select_objects_in_modifiers(obj): rna = obj.bl_rna refs = set() for mod in obj.modifiers: for key,val in inspect.getmembers(mod): if val is None: continue if hasattr(val, "bl_rna") and val.bl_rna == rna: refs.add(val) for o2 in refs: o2.select = True #print(o2) select_objects_in_modifiers(bpy.context.active_object)
inspect.getmembers to scan all the fields of a modifier and check to see if the
.bl_rna matches the bl_rna for an object. If so, that must be an object referenced by a modifier.