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=== Author: Assaf Ben Zur ===
Mns nodes utility module.
All node creation functions are covered by this module

Defenitions


addativeConnectionBridge

Constructor: addativeConnectionBridge(attrA, attrB)
Return: None
Arguments:
  • attrA
  • attrB
Keyword Arguments:

adlNode

Create a new addDoubleLinear node using the given inputs.

Constructor: adlNode(input1 = None, input2 = None, output = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (addDoubleLinear node)
Arguments:
  • input1(str) ; [default: None]
  • input2(str) ; [default: None]
  • output(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: addDoubleLinear] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

angleBetweenNode

Creates an angleBetween node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: angleBetweenNode(kwargs)
Return: None
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: angleBetween] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • vector1(str) ; [default: None]
  • vector2(str) ; [default: None]
  • angle(str) ; [default: None]

blendColorsNode

Create a new multiply devide node using the given inputs.

Constructor: blendColorsNode(color1 = None, color2 = None, blender = None, output = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (MultiplyDevide node)
Arguments:
  • color1(str) ; [default: None]
  • color2(str) ; [default: None]
  • blender(str) ; [default: None]
  • output(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: multDev] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • operation(int) ; [default: 1]
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

buildGeoAxisVis

Utility aid function:
Creates a Axis-Vis geometry object based on parameters

Constructor: buildGeoAxisVis(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (created vis-geo object)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: pointsOnCurve] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • scale(int) ; [default: 1] - Relative to parent
  • axisSubdevision(int) ; [default: 16] - Geometry cylinder axis subdevision
  • cylinderWidth(float) ; [default: 0.015]
  • deleteAll(bool) - If true, do not attempt to create any objects- instead look for any existing objects and delete them

buildGeoAxisVisForParents

Utility aid function.
Created an Axis-Vis geometry object from each object within the list passed in.

Constructor: buildGeoAxisVisForParents(kwargs)
Return: dict ('visGeoObjs': visGeoMnsNameStdArray, 'visGeoObjsNodes': visGeoNodeArray)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • parentObjs(list) ; [default: [' ']] - If parent is empty, visGeo will not build
  • parentMethod(int)
  • scale(int) ; [default: 1] - Relative to parent
  • axisSubdevision(int) ; [default: 16] - Geometry cylinder axis subdevision
  • cylinderWidth(float) ; [default: 0.015]
  • createNodeRelationship(bool) ; [default: True]

buildVisCubesForPSOCNode

Single use function.
From a given MnsPointsOnCurve node, create output 'visCubes'.

Constructor: buildVisCubesForPSOCNode(node = "", kwargs)
Return: dict ('visCubesStds': output MnsNameStd list, 'nodes': output node list )
Arguments:
  • node(str) ; [default: ""]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • gapWidth(float) ; [default: 0.1]

choiceNode

Create a new choice node using the given inputs.

Constructor: choiceNode(inputs = [], output = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (choice node)
Arguments:
  • inputs(list) ; [default: []]
  • output(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: choice] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

clampNode

Create a new clamp node using the given inputs.

Constructor: clampNode(inputA = [], maxA = [], minA = [], output = [], kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (reverse node)
Arguments:
  • inputA(list) ; [default: []]
  • maxA(list) ; [default: []]
  • minA(list) ; [default: []]
  • output(list) ; [default: []]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: clamp] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

conditionNode

Create a new condition node using the given inputs.

Constructor: conditionNode(firstTerm = None, secondTerm = None, colorIfTrue = None, colorIfFalse = None, outColor = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (condition node)
Arguments:
  • firstTerm(str) ; [default: None]
  • secondTerm(str) ; [default: None]
  • colorIfTrue(str) ; [default: None]
  • colorIfFalse(str) ; [default: None]
  • outColor(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: condition] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • operation(int)
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

connectAttrAttempt

Attempt to connect the sourceAttr given to the target attribute passed in.

Constructor: connectAttrAttempt(attrA, nodeAttr)
Return: bool (sucess status)
Arguments:
  • attrA
  • nodeAttr
Keyword Arguments:

connectSetAttempt

Attemp to connect the values passed in.
If a failue status was return, attempt a 'setAttr' next.

Constructor: connectSetAttempt(attrA, nodeAttr, valType)
Return: bool (sucess status)
Arguments:
  • attrA
  • nodeAttr
  • valType
Keyword Arguments:

decomposeMatrixNode

Create a new multiplyDoubleLinear node using the given inputs.

Constructor: decomposeMatrixNode(inputMatrix = None, outputTranslate = None, outputRotate = None, outputScale = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (multiplyDoubleLinear node)
Arguments:
  • inputMatrix(str) ; [default: None]
  • outputTranslate(str) ; [default: None]
  • outputRotate(str) ; [default: None]
  • outputScale(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: decomposeMatrix] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

distBetweenNode

Create a new distanceBetween node using the given inputs.

Constructor: distBetweenNode(inMatrix1 = None, inMatrix2 = None, distance = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (distance between node)
Arguments:
  • inMatrix1(str) ; [default: None]
  • inMatrix2(str) ; [default: None]
  • distance(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: distBetween] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • operation(int)
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

imagePlaneNode

Create a new imagePlane node using the given inputs.

Constructor: imagePlaneNode(camera = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (imagePlane node)
Arguments:
  • camera(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: imagePlane] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

inverseMatrixNode

Create a new inverseMatrix node using the given inputs.

Constructor: inverseMatrixNode(inputMatrix = None, outputMatrix = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (inverseMatrix node)
Arguments:
  • inputMatrix(str) ; [default: None]
  • outputMatrix(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: choice] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

mayaConstraint

Create a new constraint node using the given inputs.

Constructor: mayaConstraint(sources = [], target = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (constraint node)
Arguments:
  • sources(list) ; [default: []]
  • target(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • type(str) ; [default: parent] - side flag
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: cnsType+Constraint] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • maintainOffset(bool) - Node's maintainOffset attribute
  • aimVector(list) ; [default: [' [0.0', '1.0', '0.0']]
  • upVector(list) ; [default: [' [1.0', '0.0', '0.0']]
  • worldUpType(str) ; [default: object]
  • worldUpObject(str) ; [default: None]

mdNode

Create a new multiply devide node using the given inputs.

Constructor: mdNode(input1 = None, input2 = None, output = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (MultiplyDevide node)
Arguments:
  • input1(str) ; [default: None]
  • input2(str) ; [default: None]
  • output(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: multDev] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • operation(int) ; [default: 1]
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

mdlNode

Create a new multiplyDoubleLinear node using the given inputs.

Constructor: mdlNode(input1 = None, input2 = None, output = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (multiplyDoubleLinear node)
Arguments:
  • input1(str) ; [default: None]
  • input2(str) ; [default: None]
  • output(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: multDoubleLinear] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

mnsAnnotateNode

Creates an mnsAnnotateNode node based on specified parameters and outputs.
Input as a node.channel list.

Constructor: mnsAnnotateNode(kwargs)
Return: dict ('node': MnsNameStd)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: annotate] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • attributes(list) ; [default: [' ']]
  • nameOnlyMode(bool)

mnsAutoWheelDriveNode

Creates an mnsAutoWheelDrive node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsAutoWheelDriveNode(kwargs)
Return: None
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: autoWheelDrive] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • wheelDiameter(float) ; [default: 10.0]
  • speedMultiplier(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • outRotation(str) ; [default: None]
  • connectTime(bool) ; [default: True]

mnsBuildTransformsCurveNode

Creates an mnsBuildTransformsCurveNode node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsBuildTransformsCurveNode(kwargs)
Return: dict ('transforms': input transforms list, 'outCurve': built output curve MnsNameStd, 'outOffsetCurve': built output up-curve MnsNameStd, 'node': Created node MnsNameStd)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: buildTransformsCurveCurve] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • transforms(list) ; [default: [' ']] - transforms to build the curve from
  • buildOffsetCurve(bool) - Node's 'buildOffsetCurve' attribute
  • offsetCurveSuffix(str) ; [default: Up] - Up curve creation name body suffix
  • buildMode(int) - Node's buildMode attribute
  • tangentDirection(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's tangentDirection attribute
  • tangentLength(float) ; [default: 1.0] - Node's tangentLength attribute
  • hermiteSteps(int) ; [default: 5] - Node's hermiteSteps attribute
  • degree(int) ; [default: 3] - Node's degree attribute
  • form(int) - curve form attribute. Periodic will result in a closed shape.
  • offsetType(int) - Node's offsetType attribute
  • offsetX(float) - Node's offsetX attribute
  • offsetY(float) - Node's offsetY attribute
  • offsetZ(float) - Node's offsetZ attribute
  • reverse(bool) - Node's reverse attribute

mnsCameraGateRatioNode

Create a new mnsCameraGateRatio node using the given inputs.

Constructor: mnsCameraGateRatioNode(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (mnsCameraGateRatio node)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: cameraGateRatio] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • camera(str)
  • widthInput(str)
  • heightInput(str)

mnsClosestPointsOnMeshNode

Creates an mnsClosestPointsOnMesh node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsClosestPointsOnMeshNode(kwargs)
Return: dict ('node': Created node MnsNameStd)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: closestPointsOnMesh] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • inputMesh(str) ; [default: None]
  • inputTransforms(list) ; [default: [' ']]
  • outputTransforms(list) ; [default: [' ']]

mnsCurveTweakNode

Creates an mnsLipZip node based on specified parameters and outputs.
A 'buildOutputs' parameter is defaulted to True to build output (of a choice of any mnsType).

Constructor: mnsCurveTweakNode(kwargs)
Return: None
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: curveTweak] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • buildOffsetCurve(bool)
  • tweakOffset(bool)
  • offset(float)
  • offsetBaseMatrix(str) ; [default: None]

mnsCurveVariableNode

Creates an mnsCurveVariable node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsCurveVariableNode(kwargs)
Return: dict ('node': MnsNameStd)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: curveVariable] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • inputCurve(str) - name of the curve object to connect as input curve into the node. Setting as nothing or an invalid name will result in nothing connected
  • inputUpCurve(str) - name of the up-curve object to connect as input up-curve into the node. Setting as nothing or an invalid name will result in nothing connected
  • offsetCurveSuffix(str) ; [default: Up] - Up curve creation name body suffix
  • inTransforms(list) ; [default: [' ']] - array of object to plug into the input array plug
  • outOffsetTransforms(list) ; [default: [' ']]
  • upMode(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's 'upMode' attribute
  • aimAxis(int) - Node's 'aimAxis' attribute
  • upAxis(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's 'upAxis' attribute
  • connectTranslate(bool) ; [default: True] - Translate connect to the outputs if True
  • connectRotate(bool) ; [default: True] - Rotate connect to the outputs if True
  • offsetX(float) ; [default: 10.0] - Node's offsetX attribute
  • offsetY(float) - Node's offsetY attribute
  • offsetZ(float) - Node's offsetZ attribute
  • substeps(int) ; [default: 20]
  • degree(int) ; [default: 3]
  • buildMode(int) ; [default: 1]
  • translateMode(int)
  • defaultFalloff(float) ; [default: 0.5]
  • defaultStregth(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • offsetType(int)

mnsCurveZipNode

Creates an mnsPointOnCurve node based on specified parameters and outputs.
A 'buildOutputs' parameter is defaulted to True to build output (of a choice of any mnsType).

Constructor: mnsCurveZipNode(kwargs)
Return: None
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • type(str) ; [default: mnsCurveZip]
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: pointsOnCurve] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • substeps(int) ; [default: 30]
  • sampleMode(int)
  • buildMode(int)
  • degree(int) ; [default: 3]
  • upCurveOffset(float) ; [default: 1.0] - Node's offsetX attribute
  • aroundCenter(bool) ; [default: True]
  • conformToMeetPoint(bool) ; [default: True]
  • curveToConform(int)
  • conformDistancethreshold(float) ; [default: 0.2]
  • midGenerateFrom(int)

mnsDynamicPivotNode

Constructor: mnsDynamicPivotNode(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (MnsDynamicPivot node)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: springCurve] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • distRateMultiplier(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • mapRotXTo(int) ; [default: 2]
  • mapRotYTo(int) ; [default: 6]
  • mapRotZTo(int) ; [default: 3]
  • originWorldMatrix(str) ; [default: None]
  • targetParentInverseMatrix(str) ; [default: None]
  • inputCurve(str) - name of the curve object to connect as input curve into the node. Setting as nothing or an invalid name will result in nothing connected
  • rotate(str) ; [default: None]
  • rotatePivot(str) ; [default: None]

mnsIKSolver

Create a new mnsIkSolver node using the given inputs.

Constructor: mnsIKSolver(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (mnsIkSolver node)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: ikSolver] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • blend(float)
  • roll(float)
  • slide(float)
  • softness(float)
  • stretchLimit(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • aimAxis(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's 'aimAxis' attribute
  • upAxis(int) ; [default: 2] - Node's 'upAxis' attribute
  • boneLengthA(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • boneLengthB(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • restHandleLength(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • rootPos(str)
  • midPos(str)
  • endPos(str)
  • limbRoot(str)
  • ikHandle(str)
  • poleVector(str)
  • fkRoot(str)
  • fkMid(str)
  • fkEnd(str)
  • outputRoot(str)
  • outputMid(str)
  • outputEnd(str)

mnsLipZipNode

Creates an mnsLipZip node based on specified parameters and outputs.
A 'buildOutputs' parameter is defaulted to True to build output (of a choice of any mnsType).

Constructor: mnsLipZipNode(kwargs)
Return: None
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: pointsOnCurve] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • substeps(int) ; [default: 30]
  • sampleMode(int)
  • buildMode(int)
  • degree(int) ; [default: 3]
  • upCurveOffset(float) ; [default: 1.0] - Node's offsetX attribute
  • aroundCenter(bool)
  • conformToMeetPoint(bool)
  • curveToConform(int)
  • conformDistancethreshold(float) ; [default: 0.2]
  • midGenerateFrom(int)

mnsMatrixConstraintNode

Creates an mnsMatrixConstraintNode node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsMatrixConstraintNode(kwargs)
Return: dict ('nameStds': Created MnsNameStd list)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: matrixConstraint] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • targets(list) ; [default: [' ']] - Tragets to constrain
  • sources(list) ; [default: [' ']] - Sources to constrain the targets to
  • maintainOffset(bool) - Node's maintainOffset attribute
  • connectTranslate(bool) ; [default: True] - Connect Translate if True
  • connectRotate(bool) ; [default: True] - Connect Rotate if True
  • connectScale(bool) ; [default: True] - Connect Scale if True
  • connectShear(str) ; [default: connectScale] - Connect shear if True

mnsNodeRelationshipNode

Create a new mnsNodeRelationship node using the given inputs.

Constructor: mnsNodeRelationshipNode(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (mnsNodeRelationship node)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: nodeRelationship] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • connectDeleteSlavesOnly(bool)
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • master(str) ; [default: None]
  • slaves(list) ; [default: [' ']]

mnsPointsOnCurveNode

Creates an mnsPointOnCurve node based on specified parameters and outputs.
A 'buildOutputs' parameter is defaulted to True to build output (of a choice of any mnsType).

Constructor: mnsPointsOnCurveNode(kwargs)
Return: dict ('node': MnsNameStd, 'samplesSTDs': output MnsNameStd list, 'samples': output node list)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: pointsOnCurve] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • inputCurve(str) - name of the curve object to connect as input curve into the node. Setting as nothing or an invalid name will result in nothing connected
  • inputUpCurve(str) - name of the up-curve object to connect as input up-curve into the node. Setting as nothing or an invalid name will result in nothing connected
  • transforms(list) ; [default: [' ']] - array of object to output to
  • buildMode(int) - Node's build mode attribute
  • numOutputs(int) ; [default: 10] - set the number of outputs or samples to be outputed from the node
  • doRotate(bool) ; [default: True] - Node's 'doRotate' attribute
  • rotateMode(int) - Node's 'rotateMode' attribute
  • upMode(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's 'upMode' attribute
  • aimAxis(int) - Node's 'aimAxis' attribute
  • upAxis(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's 'upAxis' attribute
  • doScale(bool) ; [default: True] - Node's 'doScale' attribute
  • doSpring(bool) - Node's 'doSpring' attribute
  • connectTranslate(bool) ; [default: True] - Translate connect to the outputs if True
  • connectRotate(bool) ; [default: True] - Rotate connect to the outputs if True
  • connectChildrenRotate(bool) - In case this attribute is set to True, along side connectRotate attribute, the indevidual rotation child attributes will be connected instead of the main compound rotate attribute
  • connectScale(bool) ; [default: True] - Scale connect to the outputs if True
  • buildOutputs(bool) ; [default: True] - in case output array is empty or invalid, build outpus as outputbuildType and outputBuildName
  • outputBuildSuffix(str) ; [default: OutSample] - suffix fom built outputs, if chosen to build
  • buildType(int) - if buildOutputs is executing, build based on this type.
  • buildVisGeo(bool) - build axisVisGeo for the samples (debug mode)
  • buildVisCubes(bool) - build axisVisGeo for the samples (debug mode)
  • customPointsUpMode(int) ; [default: 1]
  • isolatePolesTranlation(bool)
  • isolatePolesRotation(bool)
  • isolatePolesScale(bool)
  • baseAlternateWorldMatrix(str) ; [default: None]
  • tipAlternateWorldMatrix(str) ; [default: None]

mnsPoseBlendNode

Constructor: mnsPoseBlendNode(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (quatBlend node)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: poseBlend] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

mnsQuatBlendNode

Constructor: mnsQuatBlendNode(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (quatBlend node)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: quaternionBlend] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

mnsRemapFloatArrayNode

Create a new mnsRemapFlatArray node using the given inputs.

Constructor: mnsRemapFloatArrayNode(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (mnsRemapFloatArray node)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: remapFloatArray] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • operation(int)
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • value(str)
  • outputCount(int) ; [default: 1]
  • angleOutputAsDegrees(bool)
  • remapToRnage(bool)
  • min(float)
  • max(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • oldMin(float)
  • oldMax(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • outValues(list) ; [default: [' ']]

mnsResampleCurveNode

Creates an mnsReampleCurve node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsResampleCurveNode(kwargs)
Return: dict ('node': Created node MnsNameStd)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: resampleCurve] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • resampleMode(int) - Node's sample Mode
  • degree(int) ; [default: 3] - Output curve degree
  • sections(int) ; [default: 8] - Output curve number of sections
  • inputCurve(str) - name of the curve object to connect as input curve into the node. Setting as nothing or an invalid name will result in nothing connected

mnsSimpleRivetsNode

Creates an mnsClosestPointsOnMesh node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsSimpleRivetsNode(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: simpleRivets] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • inputMesh(str) ; [default: None]

mnsSimpleSquashNode

Constructor: mnsSimpleSquashNode(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (MnsDynamicPivot node)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: springCurve] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • globalScale(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • squashFactor(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • squashMin(float) ; [default: 0.001]
  • squashMax(float) ; [default: 10.0]
  • stretchFactor(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • stretchMin(float) ; [default: 0.001]
  • stretchMax(float) ; [default: 10.0]
  • squashRootWorldMatrix(str) ; [default: None]
  • handleWorldMatrix(str) ; [default: None]
  • scale(str) ; [default: None]

mnsSphereRollNode

Creates an mnsSphereRoll node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsSphereRollNode(kwargs)
Return: None
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: sphereRoll] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • sphereRadius(float) ; [default: 10.0]
  • speedMultiplier(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • outRotation(str) ; [default: None]
  • connectTime(bool) ; [default: True]

mnsSphereVectorPushNode

Creates an mnsSphereVectorPush node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsSphereVectorPushNode(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: sphereVectorPush] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • inputMesh(str) ; [default: None]
  • colliderTransform(str) ; [default: None]
  • collideRadius(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • collideMethod(int) ; [default: 1]
  • thicknessCollide(bool)
  • thicknessThreshold(float)
  • attrHost(str) ; [default: None]

mnsSpringCurveNode

Creates an mnsSpringCurve node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsSpringCurveNode(kwargs)
Return: dict ('node': MnsNameStd)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: springCurve] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • inputCurve(str) - name of the curve object to connect as input curve into the node. Setting as nothing or an invalid name will result in nothing connected
  • inputUpCurve(str) - name of the up-curve object to connect as input up-curve into the node. Setting as nothing or an invalid name will result in nothing connected
  • connectTime(bool) ; [default: True]
  • startFrame(int) ; [default: 1]
  • startFrameFromRange(bool) ; [default: True]
  • strength(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • preventStretching(bool) ; [default: True]
  • deleteCurveObjects(bool)
  • offsetCurveSuffix(str) ; [default: Up]
  • attributeHost(str) ; [default: None]
  • strengthDefault(float) ; [default: 1.0]

mnsThreePointArcNode

Creates an mnsReampleCurve node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsThreePointArcNode(kwargs)
Return: dict ('node': Created node MnsNameStd)
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: threePointArc] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • resampleMode(int) - Node's sample Mode
  • degree(int) ; [default: 3] - Output curve degree
  • sections(int) ; [default: 8] - Output curve number of sections
  • conformMidPoint(bool) ; [default: True] - conform to mid point flag
  • collinearAction(int)
  • blend(float)
  • inputCurve(str) - name of the curve object to connect as input curve into the node. Setting as nothing or an invalid name will result in nothing connected
  • inputUpCurve(str) - name of the curve object to connect as input offset curve into the node. Setting as nothing or an invalid name will result in nothing connected

mnsTransformSpringNode

Creates an mnsAutoWheelDrive node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsTransformSpringNode(kwargs)
Return: None
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: transformSpring] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • strength(float) ; [default: 1.0]
  • damping(float) ; [default: 0.5]
  • stiffness(float) ; [default: 0.5]
  • outTranslate(str) ; [default: None]
  • connectTime(bool) ; [default: True]

mnsVolumeJointNode

Creates an mnsClosestPointsOnMesh node based on specified parameters and outputs.

Constructor: mnsVolumeJointNode(kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd
Arguments:
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: volumeJoint] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • parentJoint(str) ; [default: None]
  • childJoint(str) ; [default: None]

multMatrixNode

Create a new inverseMatrix node using the given inputs.

Constructor: multMatrixNode(inputMatricies = [], outputMatrix = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (multMatrix node)
Arguments:
  • inputMatricies(list) ; [default: []]
  • outputMatrix(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: multiplyMatrix] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

pmaNode

Create a new inverseMatrix node using the given inputs.

Constructor: pmaNode(input1Ds = [], input2Ds = [], input3Ds = [], output1D = None, output2D = None, output3D = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (plusMinusAverage node)
Arguments:
  • input1Ds(list) ; [default: []]
  • input2Ds(list) ; [default: []]
  • input3Ds(list) ; [default: []]
  • output1D(str) ; [default: None]
  • output2D(str) ; [default: None]
  • output3D(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: pma] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True
  • operation(int) ; [default: 1]

quatSlerpNode

Create a new quatSlerp node using the given inputs.

Constructor: quatSlerpNode(inputQuatA = None, inputQuatB = None, outputQuat = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (quatSlerp node)
Arguments:
  • inputQuatA(str) ; [default: None]
  • inputQuatB(str) ; [default: None]
  • outputQuat(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: quatSlerp] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

quatToEulerNode

Create a new quatToEuler node using the given inputs.

Constructor: quatToEulerNode(inputQuat = None, outputRotate = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (quatSlerp node)
Arguments:
  • inputQuat(str) ; [default: None]
  • outputRotate(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: quatToEuler] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

reverseCurveNode

Constructor: reverseCurveNode(inputCurve = None, outputCurve = None, kwargs)
Return: None
Arguments:
  • inputCurve(str) ; [default: None]
  • outputCurve(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: reverseCurve] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

reverseNode

Create a new reverse node using the given inputs.

Constructor: reverseNode(inputA = None, output = None, kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (reverse node)
Arguments:
  • inputA(str) ; [default: None]
  • output(str) ; [default: None]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: reverse] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True

setAttrAttempt

Attempt to set the passed in value into the attribute passed in.

Constructor: setAttrAttempt(nodeAttr, value, valType)
Return: bool (sucess status)
Arguments:
  • nodeAttr
  • value
  • valType
Keyword Arguments:

setRangeNode

Create a new setRange node using the given inputs.

Constructor: setRangeNode(maxIn = [], minIn = [], oldMax = [], oldMin = [], value = [], outValue = [], kwargs)
Return: MnsNameStd (setRange node)
Arguments:
  • maxIn(list) ; [default: []]
  • minIn(list) ; [default: []]
  • oldMax(list) ; [default: []]
  • oldMin(list) ; [default: []]
  • value(list) ; [default: []]
  • outValue(list) ; [default: []]
  • kwargs
Keyword Arguments:
  • side(str) ; [default: center] - side flag
  • body(str) ; [default: setRange] - Node's name body.
  • alpha(str) ; [default: A] - Node's Alpha id
  • id(int) ; [default: 1] - Node's ID
  • incrementAlpha(bool) - Search new node name incrementing Alpha instead of the id if True