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tools:opendir

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Open Directory

This is a small generic plugin that can be used to open any directory in Explorer / Finder (depending on the platform).

By default this will open the settings directory, but can be used in simple scripts to open any directory.

The following script uses this plugin to open the content directory.

OpenDir.py
# -*- Mode: Python -*-
# -*- coding: ascii -*-
 
"""
This is a LightWave Generic plug-in that opens a directory,
in this case the content directory using a magic string
"""
 
__author__     = "Michael Wolf"
__date__       = "Jan 21 2020"
__copyright__  = "Copyright (C) 2020 db&w GbR"
__version__    = "1.0"
__maintainer__ = "Michael Wolf"
__email__      = "michael.wolf@db-w.com"
__status__     = "Example"
__lwver__      = "2018"
 
try:
    import lwsdk
except ImportError:
    raise Exception("The LightWave Python module could not be loaded.")
 
ga = lwsdk.GenericAccess()
if ga.valid():
    name = "Content"
    ga.evaluate("Generic_dbwOpenDir %s" % name)

Pre-defined directory names

LightWave 3D uses certain “magic” directory names for directories relevant to the current instance of LightWave 3D. These can be passed on to the plugin. If the directory doesn't match any of these, it will be assumed to be a full path and then opened.

tools/opendir.1579874962.txt.gz · Last modified: 2020/01/24 15:09 by lightwolf