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

An Operator Family that manipulates text strings: multi-line text or tables. Multi-line text is often a command Script, but can be any multi-line text. Tables 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 Primitive is defined by a vertex list, which is list of point numbers.

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

Information associated with SOP geometry. Points and primitives (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 Operator, and includes Flags (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.