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 also: Geometry Detail, Point, Point List, Point Class, Primitive, Prims Class, Polygon, Vertex, SOP, SOP Class, Script SOP, Point Groups, Primitive Groups, Attributes.

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.

Info CHOP Channels

Extra Information for the SOP to DAT can be accessed via an Info CHOP.

Common DAT Info Channels

  • num_rows - Number of rows in this DAT.
  • num_cols - Number of columns in this DAT.

Common Operator Info Channels

  • total_cooks - Number of times the operator has cooked since the process started.
  • cook_time - Duration of the last cook in milliseconds.
  • cook_frame - Frame number when this operator was last cooked relative to the component timeline.
  • cook_abs_frame - Frame number when this operator was last cooked relative to the absolute time.
  • cook_start_time - Time in milliseconds at which the operator started cooking in the frame it was cooked.
  • cook_end_time - Time in milliseconds at which the operator finished cooking in the frame it was cooked.
  • cooked_this_frame - 1 if operator was cooked this frame.
  • warnings - Number of warnings in this operator if any.
  • errors - Number of errors in this operator if any.

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