maxon.VolumeInterface

Description

maxon.VolumeInterface represents a core volume object in cinema.

Inheritance diagram

Inheritance

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Methods Signature

CreateFromFile(url, scale, gridIndex)

Creates a new volume from a .vdb file.

GetActiveVoxelCount()

Retrieve the active voxel count.

GetActiveVoxelDim()

Retrieve the active voxel dimensions.

GetBackground()

Retrieve the background value of the grid.

GetGridClass()

Retrieve the grid class of this grid.

GetGridName()

Retrieve the grid name for this grid.

GetGridTransform()

Retrieve the grid transform for this grid.

GetGridType()

Retrieve the datatype of this grid.

GetMemUsage()

Returns the amount of memory in bytes used by this volume.

GetMinMaxValues([includeBackground])

Returns the Min and Max values of the volume.

GetWorldBoundingBox()

Retrieve the bounding box of all active voxels of this grid.

HasGrid()

Retrieve if a grid is attached to this volume.

LoadFromFile(url, scale, gridIndex)

Loads a grid from .vdb file into this volume object.

SetGridClass(gridClass)

Set the grid class for this grid.

SetGridName(name)

Set the grid name for this grid.

SetGridTransform(newTransform)

Set the grid transform for this grid.

WriteToFile(url, scale[, metaData])

Writes the attached grid to a .vdb file.

Methods Definition

static VolumeInterface.CreateFromFile(url, scale, gridIndex)

Creates a new volume from a .vdb file.

Parameters
  • url (maxon.Url) – The url of the file.

  • scale (float) – The scale to load the volume with.

  • gridIndex (int) – The index of the grid in the file.

Returns

The created volume.

Return type

maxon.VolumeRef

VolumeInterface.GetActiveVoxelCount()

Retrieve the active voxel count.

Returns

The amount of active voxels in this volume.

Return type

int

VolumeInterface.GetActiveVoxelDim()

Retrieve the active voxel dimensions.

Returns

The active voxel dimensions of this volume.

Return type

maxon.IntVector32

VolumeInterface.GetBackground()

Retrieve the background value of the grid.

Returns

The background value of the grid.

Return type

maxon.Data

VolumeInterface.GetGridClass()

Retrieve the grid class of this grid.

Returns

The GRIDCLASS of this volume.

Return type

maxon.GRIDCLASS

VolumeInterface.GetGridName()

Retrieve the grid name for this grid.

Returns

The name of this volume.

Return type

str

VolumeInterface.GetGridTransform()

Retrieve the grid transform for this grid.

Returns

The transformation matrix of this volume.

Return type

maxon.Matrix

VolumeInterface.GetGridType()

Retrieve the datatype of this grid.

Returns

The GRIDTYPE of this volume.

Return type

maxon.GRIDTYPE

VolumeInterface.GetMemUsage()

Returns the amount of memory in bytes used by this volume.

Returns

The memory usage in bytes.

Return type

int

VolumeInterface.GetMinMaxValues(includeBackground=False)
Returns the Min and Max values of the volume.
If it is the first time being called the resulting values are being cached.

Only works for numerical gridtypes.

If the volume is a vector volume, the magnitude of the vectors will be used.
Parameters

includeBackground (bool) – If true the volume background will be part of the maxon.Range, otherwise not.

Returns

The Minimum and Maximum Value of this volume.

Returns

maxon.Range (maxon.Float)

VolumeInterface.GetWorldBoundingBox()

Retrieve the bounding box of all active voxels of this grid.

Returns

The bounding box of the active voxels of this volume.

Return type

maxon.Range (maxon.Vector)

VolumeInterface.HasGrid()

Retrieve if a grid is attached to this volume.

Returns

True if this volume holds a grid.

Return type

bool

VolumeInterface.LoadFromFile(url, scale, gridIndex)

Loads a grid from .vdb file into this volume object.

Parameters
  • url (maxon.Url) – The url of the file.

  • scale (float) – The scale to load the volume with.

  • gridIndex (int) – The index of the grid in the file.

VolumeInterface.SetGridClass(gridClass)

Set the grid class for this grid.

Parameters

gridClass (maxon.GRIDCLASS) – The GRIDCLASS to set for this volume.

VolumeInterface.SetGridName(name)

Set the grid name for this grid.

Parameters

name (str) – The name to set for this volume.

VolumeInterface.SetGridTransform(newTransform)

Set the grid transform for this grid.

Parameters

newTransform (maxon.Matrix) – The transformation matrix to set for this volume.

VolumeInterface.WriteToFile(url, scale, metaData=DataDictionary)

Writes the attached grid to a .vdb file.

Parameters
  • url (maxon.Url) – The url of the file.

  • scale (float) – The scale to write the volume with.

  • metaData (maxon.DataDictionary) –

    Optional meta data to write to the file.

    These need to be stored with a string key in the data dictionary.

  • metaData