c4d.modules.character.CAWeightMgr

class c4d.modules.character.CAWeightMgr

Represents the Weight Manager.

New in version R19.

Note

Weight Manager data and settings are per document.
Any change on a document does not affect other open documents.

Methods Signatures

CAWeightMgr.Update(self, doc)
Updates the internal weighted object list.
CAWeightMgr.SetDirty(self, doc)
Sets the Weight Manager dirty to force an update on the next call to Update().
CAWeightMgr.GetAutoWeightDictionary(self, doc, stringId) Get autoweight dictionary of the Weight Manager.
CAWeightMgr.SetAutoWeightDictionary(self, doc, ...) Get autoweight dictionary of the Weight Manager.
CAWeightMgr.GetAutoWeightAlgoIndex(self, doc, stringId) Get the AutoWeightRef algorithm’s index associated with the given id.
CAWeightMgr.GetAutoWeightAlgoId(self, doc, index) Get the AutoWeightRef algorithm’s id associated with the given index.
CAWeightMgr.SetParameter(self, doc, id, newValue)
Sets a parameters of the Weight Manager.
CAWeightMgr.GetParameter(self, doc, id) Retrieves a parameter of the Weight Manager.
CAWeightMgr.GetTagCount(self, doc) Queries the number of weight tags for the passed document doc.
CAWeightMgr.GetJointCount(self, doc, tagIdx) Queries the number of joints bound to a weight tag.
CAWeightMgr.GetTagIndex(self, doc, tag) Finds a tag’s index in the joint list.
CAWeightMgr.GetJointIndex(self, doc, tag, joint) Finds a joint’s main (tag) and sub (joint) indices in the joint list.
CAWeightMgr.GetJointId(self, doc, tag, joint) Returns the unique Id of a joint.
CAWeightMgr.GetJointObject(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx) Finds a joint object from its indices or Id in the joint list.
CAWeightMgr.GetWeightTag(self, doc, tagIdx) Finds a weight tag from its index in the joint list.
CAWeightMgr.GetMeshObject(self, doc, tagIdx) Finds the object owning the weight tag from a tag index in the joint list.
CAWeightMgr.ValidateJointIndex(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx) Validates tag and joint indices before access.
CAWeightMgr.IsJointSelected(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx) Checks if a joint of the Weight Manager list is selected.
CAWeightMgr.SelectJoint(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx) Selects a joint of the Weight Manager list.
CAWeightMgr.UnselectJoint(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx) Deselects a joint of the Weight Manager list.
CAWeightMgr.SelectAllJoints(self, doc) Selects all joints of all tags in the Weight Manager list.
CAWeightMgr.UnselectAllJoints(self, doc) Deselects all joints of all tags in the Weight Manager list.
CAWeightMgr.UnselectAllJointListNodes(self, doc) Deselects all of the nodes in the Weight Manager joint list. This includes all type of nodes (mesh/tag/folder/joint).
CAWeightMgr.IsJointLocked(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx) Checks if a joint of the Weight Manager list is locked.
CAWeightMgr.LockAllJoints(self, doc) Locks all joints of all tags in the Weight Manager list.
CAWeightMgr.LockSelectedJoints(self, doc) Locks selected joints in the Weight Manager list.
CAWeightMgr.UnlockAllJoints(self, doc) Unlocks all joints of all tags in the Weight Manager list.
CAWeightMgr.UnlockSelectedJoints(self, doc) Unlocks selected joints in the Weight Manager list.
CAWeightMgr.NormalizeWeights(self, doc) Applies a normalization on the selected joints.
CAWeightMgr.ClearWeights(self, doc) Clears all weights on the selected joints.
CAWeightMgr.AutoWeight(self, doc)
Runs an auto weight algorithm on the selected joints.
CAWeightMgr.MirrorWeights(self, doc)
Mirrors the weights for the selected joints.
CAWeightMgr.BakeWeights(self, doc, normalize)
Bakes the effector weights.
CAWeightMgr.CopyWeights(self, doc) Copies the weights of the selected joints into the weights clipboard.
CAWeightMgr.PasteWeights(self, doc, merge)
Pastes the copied weights on the selected joints.
CAWeightMgr.FlipWeights(self, doc) Flips the weights of the selected joints. Each joint is flipped on itself using the local axis specified in Weight Manager container.
CAWeightMgr.SmoothWeights(self, doc)
Smooths the weights of the selected joints.
CAWeightMgr.ApplyWeightFunction(self, doc[, allPoints])
Applies the currently selected weighting function to the selected joints (add, smooth, remap etc.).

Methods Documentation

CAWeightMgr.Update(self, doc)
Updates the internal weighted object list.

Call before using other methods of CAWeightMgr if the Weight Manager dialog is closed and if the weight tool is inactive. Any of the two condition is enough to have the update run automatically each frame.
Also call if the weighted object list was changed programmatically. For instance after adding a new tag, performing undo redo, or any reason where an update is needed immediately.

Note

Update has no effect if nothing dirty is detected.
Call c4d.EventAdd() to refresh the Weight Manager UI to show the updated changes.
Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.SetDirty(self, doc)
Sets the Weight Manager dirty to force an update on the next call to Update().

If the Weight Manager dialog is open or if the Weight Manager is active, the update happens automatically at the next frame.
To force an update after a parameter change, use SetDirty(), then call Update(). Call SetDirty() if a Weight Manager’s parameter was directly modified in its container.

Note

Call c4d.EventAdd() to refresh the Weight Manager UI to show the updated changes.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.GetAutoWeightDictionary(self, doc, stringId)

Get autoweight dictionary of the Weight Manager.

New in version R21.

Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • stringId (maxon.Id) – The maxon id of the autoweight algorithm.
Return type:

maxon.DataDictionary

Returns:

The data dictionary with the autoweight parameters inside.

CAWeightMgr.SetAutoWeightDictionary(self, doc, dataDictionary, stringId)

Get autoweight dictionary of the Weight Manager.

New in version R21.

Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • dataDictionary (maxon.The data dictionary with the autoweight parameters inside.) – The data dictionary with the autoweight parameters inside.
  • stringId (maxon.Id) – The maxon id of the autoweight algorithm.
Return type:

bool

Returns:

True if it worked.

CAWeightMgr.GetAutoWeightAlgoIndex(self, doc, stringId)

Get the AutoWeightRef algorithm’s index associated with the given id.

New in version R21.

Parameters:
Return type:

int

Returns:

The index of the autoweight id.

CAWeightMgr.GetAutoWeightAlgoId(self, doc, index)

Get the AutoWeightRef algorithm’s id associated with the given index.

New in version R21.

Parameters:
Return type:

maxon.Id

Returns:

The index of the autoweight id.

CAWeightMgr.SetParameter(self, doc, id, newValue)
Sets a parameters of the Weight Manager.
Result is the same as setting a parameter on the Weight Manager’s container directly except that SetParameter() allows to specify the document in which to set the parameter.

Warning

Setting parameters directly into the Weight Manager’s container is not recommended.
Doing so requires to make the Weight Manager dirty and to update it manually.

Note

Call c4d.EventAdd() to refresh the Weight Manager UI to show the updated changes.

Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • id (int) – The ID of the parameter to set.
  • newValue (any) – The parameter data to set.
Return type:

bool

Returns:

True if successful, otherwise False.

CAWeightMgr.GetParameter(self, doc, id)

Retrieves a parameter of the Weight Manager.

Parameters:
Return type:

Any

Returns:

The parameter data, otherwise None if the function failed.

CAWeightMgr.GetTagCount(self, doc)

Queries the number of weight tags for the passed document doc.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:int
Returns:The weight tags count.
CAWeightMgr.GetJointCount(self, doc, tagIdx)

Queries the number of joints bound to a weight tag.

Parameters:
Return type:

int

Returns:

The joints count.

CAWeightMgr.GetTagIndex(self, doc, tag)

Finds a tag’s index in the joint list.

Parameters:
Return type:

int

Returns:

The tag’s index in the list, or NOTOK/-1 if not found.

CAWeightMgr.GetJointIndex(self, doc, tag, joint)

Finds a joint’s main (tag) and sub (joint) indices in the joint list.

Note

The joint index might not match the joint index on the tag.
It is not recommended to keep indices over time, some operations might change the list ordering or length.
Only the Ids to reference joints can be kept over time.
Parameters:
Return type:

tuple(int, int)

Returns:

The tag’s index in the joint list, or NOTOK/-1 if not found, and the joint’s index in the joint list, or NOTOK/-1 if not found.

CAWeightMgr.GetJointId(self, doc, tag, joint)

Returns the unique Id of a joint.

Note

This Id remains valid even if the joint list changes or if undo/redo is used.

Parameters:
Return type:

int

Returns:

The joint unique Id, or sys.maxsize if not found.

CAWeightMgr.GetJointObject(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx)

Finds a joint object from its indices or Id in the joint list.

Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • tagIdx (int) – The tag’s index in the joint list.
  • jointIdx (int) – The joint’s index in the joint list.
Return type:

c4d.modules.character.CAJointObject

Returns:

The joint object, or None if not found.

CAWeightMgr.GetWeightTag(self, doc, tagIdx)

Finds a weight tag from its index in the joint list.

Parameters:
Return type:

c4d.modules.character.CAWeightTag

Returns:

The weight tag, or None if not found.

CAWeightMgr.GetMeshObject(self, doc, tagIdx)

Finds the object owning the weight tag from a tag index in the joint list.

Parameters:
Return type:

c4d.BaseObject

Returns:

The mesh object, or None if not found.

CAWeightMgr.ValidateJointIndex(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx)

Validates tag and joint indices before access.

Warning

Call before functions that require tag and joint indices to avoid crashes.

Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • tagIdx (int) – The tag’s index in the joint list.
  • jointIdx (int) – The joint’s index in the joint list.
Return type:

bool

Returns:

True if tag and joint indices are valid, otherwise False.

CAWeightMgr.IsJointSelected(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx)

Checks if a joint of the Weight Manager list is selected.

Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • tagIdx (int) – The tag’s index in the joint list.
  • jointIdx (int) – The joint’s index in the joint list.
Return type:

bool

Returns:

True if the joint was found and is selected, otherwise False.

CAWeightMgr.SelectJoint(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx)

Selects a joint of the Weight Manager list.

Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • tagIdx (int) – The tag’s index in the joint list.
  • jointIdx (int) – The joint’s index in the joint list.
Return type:

bool

Returns:

True if the joint was selected, otherwise False.

CAWeightMgr.UnselectJoint(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx)

Deselects a joint of the Weight Manager list.

Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • tagIdx (int) – The tag’s index in the joint list.
  • jointIdx (int) – The joint’s index in the joint list.
Return type:

bool

Returns:

True if the joint was deselected, otherwise False.

CAWeightMgr.SelectAllJoints(self, doc)

Selects all joints of all tags in the Weight Manager list.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
CAWeightMgr.UnselectAllJoints(self, doc)

Deselects all joints of all tags in the Weight Manager list.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
CAWeightMgr.UnselectAllJointListNodes(self, doc)

Deselects all of the nodes in the Weight Manager joint list. This includes all type of nodes (mesh/tag/folder/joint).

Note

The CAWeightMgr API does not allow selecting/deselecting mesh and tags at the moment.
As a parent mesh, tag, or folder activates the child joints for painting, call this function to get rid of any mesh/tag that could have been already selected.
Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
CAWeightMgr.IsJointLocked(self, doc, tagIdx, jointIdx)

Checks if a joint of the Weight Manager list is locked.

Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • tagIdx (int) – The tag’s index in the joint list.
  • jointIdx (int) – The joint’s index in the joint list.
Return type:

bool

Returns:

True if the joint was found and is locked, otherwise False.

CAWeightMgr.LockAllJoints(self, doc)

Locks all joints of all tags in the Weight Manager list.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if all joints got locked, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.LockSelectedJoints(self, doc)

Locks selected joints in the Weight Manager list.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.UnlockAllJoints(self, doc)

Unlocks all joints of all tags in the Weight Manager list.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.UnlockSelectedJoints(self, doc)

Unlocks selected joints in the Weight Manager list.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.NormalizeWeights(self, doc)

Applies a normalization on the selected joints.

Note

Some joints can be locked prior to normalization to avoid touching some joints.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.ClearWeights(self, doc)

Clears all weights on the selected joints.

Note

Adds an undo.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.AutoWeight(self, doc)
Runs an auto weight algorithm on the selected joints.
Uses the parameters currently set in the Weight Manager’s container for the document.

Changed in version R21: allowNull parameter no more there.

Note

Adds an undo.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.MirrorWeights(self, doc)
Mirrors the weights for the selected joints.
Uses the parameters currently set in the Weight Manager’s container for the document.

Note

Adds an undo.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.BakeWeights(self, doc, normalize)
Bakes the effector weights.
Uses the parameters currently set in the Weight Manager’s container for the document.
Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • normalize (bool) – True to normalize after bake operation, otherwise False.
Return type:

bool

Returns:

True if successful, otherwise False.

CAWeightMgr.CopyWeights(self, doc)

Copies the weights of the selected joints into the weights clipboard.

Note

Document must be in either point, edge or polygon edit mode.
If no selection is present on the mesh, all the point are copied, otherwise only the selected points are copied.
Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.PasteWeights(self, doc, merge)
Pastes the copied weights on the selected joints.
Uses the parameters currently set in the Weight Manager’s container for the document.
Parameters:
  • doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
  • merge (bool) –
    True to merge with target weights, False to replace target weights:
    True adds the source weights to the target weights. For instance, source point with null weight does not affect the final result.
    False replaces all the target weights with the source weights including null source weights. For instance, all target weights are lost and replaced with source weights.
Return type:

bool

Returns:

True if successful, otherwise False.

CAWeightMgr.FlipWeights(self, doc)

Flips the weights of the selected joints. Each joint is flipped on itself using the local axis specified in Weight Manager container.

Note

Both zero and non zero weights are flipped.

Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise False.
CAWeightMgr.SmoothWeights(self, doc)
Smooths the weights of the selected joints.
Uses the parameters currently set in the Weight Manager’s container for the document.
Parameters:doc (c4d.documents.BaseDocument) – The document for the Weight Manager.
Return type:bool
Returns:True if successful, otherwise True.
CAWeightMgr.ApplyWeightFunction(self, doc, allPoints=False)
Applies the currently selected weighting function to the selected joints (add, smooth, remap etc.).
Uses the parameters currently set in the Weight Manager’s container for the document.

Note

The point selection is fetched from the actual component mode or from point mode if the document is not in component mode.

Parameters:
Return type:

bool

Returns:

True if successful, otherwise False.