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Suggested Improvements to "GROUP MANAGER"

Posted By jdpix 3 Months Ago
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Hi there -
Not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but I want to thank REALLUSION for writing the Group Manager plug-in!  It will be really amazing once it is fully functional.

A few notes/suggestions:
1)  The Plug-in doesn't seem to see props that have been nested (attached) to a Parent Prop - it seems to only see the Parent Prop.  (Am I missing something?)
2)  Is it possible to select a prop then shift select way down the list of props to select ALL THE PROPS in that area between the 2 clicks?  To have to manually move 100 or more props one at a time is challenging!
3)  Similarly it would be great to be able to CONTROL-Click several props and move them to a folder at the same time.
4)  The plug in seems to automatically turn lights to the "ON" position exposing all of their cones etc. - this is tricky when I have 20 or more lights in the scene... 

Thank you!!!
Marty3DGuru
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This is a great idea for a plugin.
As it stands though it is pretty unusable. If you save a scene it doesn't save the group states at all.
If you start a new scene, it retains all the previous groups even though none of the items exist in the scene anymore, thus a restart of iClone is necessary.
Lots to work on but the idea of a group manager is a great idea and will be welcomed once developed more.

You also cannot rename the default group 0, only new groups created by user can be renamed.

It would be nice to select a range of objects and then press 'add to group button' or delete from group type functionality.
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Eric C (RL)
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Hi  @jdpix and @Marty3DGuru,

Really appreciate your feedback. Now that our Python API has opened, and we look forward to our community talents to join our plugin development force!
So I am sharing all the resources here to encourage more people to take part in building a satisfying plugin.
The developer can also list a price and sell it on our RL Marketplace for every iClone user.
Hope this helps, and thank you for sharing the feedback!

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elMartino
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Hi Eric, Are there any plans by RL to extend the API capabilities to query the children or parents of props(objects)? That would be great. If I see it right we can only set the parent on RlObject at the moment.



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