I had a short, but quick question. I was posting this as a bug by going to "Report a Bug" within Blender. It's version 2.79. But when something exceeds 100m or 100', it won't show any decimal digits at all.

So, I was wondering, is it possible to get the decimals back by simply using the Python Console within Blender?


When you set blender to show units, it doesn't display zero only fractional values. Values that have a fractional component will display as you expect.

object transforms

You can get the values via python, see the object api reference for property names.

>>> bpy.context.object.location
Vector((1.2345000505447388, 0.0, 0.0))

>>> bpy.context.object.dimensions
Vector((100.12300109863281, 2.0, 2.0))

As you can see, you also get floating point binary storage issues.

  • $\begingroup$ That's a good solution. Actually, it was just what I was looking for. I know 3ds Max had this feature, in Maxscript, so I thought Python must be having something similar. But I found out that, by reporting this issue, they will be reverting back to more decimal digits. Say, 102m will be 102.06m again. $\endgroup$
    – Skull Kid
    Sep 19 '17 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ Also, what version of Blender did you use in that screenshot? $\endgroup$
    – Skull Kid
    Sep 19 '17 at 20:03
  • $\begingroup$ A daily build from a few weeks ago. Just looking through versions, 2.77 shows more places, 2.79 shows less. Seems it is something that keeps getting messed with. $\endgroup$
    – sambler
    Sep 20 '17 at 10:03

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