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The SOP to DAT allows you to extract point, vertex and primitive (e.g. polygon) data and attributes from a SOP.

Data is output in columns, with the first column being index. The index refers to the Point or Primitive number. Attributes are output with column name attrib if it is a single value attribute, or with multiple columns named attrib(0), attrib(1), attrib(2) etc. if it is a multiple value attribute.

See: Polygon.

Example File : File:SOPtoDATtoSOP.tox


Parameters - SOP To Page

SOP sop - Specify the SOP to pull data from.

Extract extract - - Specify whether to pull point data or primitive data.

  • Points points - Get point data.
  • Vertices vertices - Get vertex data.
  • Primitives primitives - Get primitive data.
  • Detail detail - Get data for the entire geometry set.

Group group - Point or primitive group to extract. If none specify all data will be extracted.

Attributes attrib - Attributes to extract.

Point specific attributes can include P and Pw for position and weight.

Primitive specific attributes include vertices and close. Vertices list the point numbers in a primitive and close reports whether the primitive is a closed polygon. The index column is the point or primitive number and will always be output.

Copy Vertex UV to Points uvforpts - Copies the vertex UVs to point UVs.

Parameters - Common Page

Language language - - Select how the DAT decides which script language to operate on.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs script language.
  • Node node - The DAT uses it's own script language.

Edit/View Extension extension - - Select the file extension this DAT should expose to external editors.

  • dat dat - various common file extensions.
  • From Language language - pick extension from DATs script language.
  • Custom Extension custom - Specify a custom extension.

Custom Extension customext - Specifiy the custom extension.

Word Wrap wordwrap - - Enable Word Wrap for Node Display.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs setting.
  • On on - Turn on Word Wrap.
  • Off off - Turn off Word Wrap.

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An that reads, creates and modifies 3D polygons, curves, NURBS surfaces, spheres, meatballs and other 3D surface data.

An that manipulates text strings: multi-line text or tables. Multi-line text is often a command , but can be any multi-line text. are rows and columns of cells, each containing a text string.

Each SOP has a list of Points. Each point has an XYZ 3D position value plus other optional attributes. Each polygon is defined by a vertex list, which is list of point numbers.

A surface type in including polygon, curve (NURBS and Bezier), patch (NURBS and Bezier) and other shapes like sphere, tube, and metaball. and Primitives are part of the , which is a part of a .

Information associated with geometry. and (polygons, NURBS, etc.) can have any number of attributes - position (P) is standard, and optional are normals (N), texture coordinates (uv), color (Cd), etc.

The generic thing that holds an , and includes (display, bypass, lock, render, immune) and its position/size in the network. Whether you "lay down an Operator" or "lay down an Node", you're doing the same thing.