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10-09-2014, 05:44 PM
nextChild(LWItemID parent, LWItemID prevChild) → LWItemID¶
Returns the next child item given a parent item and the previous child, or lwsdk.LWITEM_NULL if there are no more children.

How come this code doesn't work? I've tried every combination that seems logical to me for the nextChild args and I only get the first child of my selection.

for item in selected:
child = lwItem.firstChild(item)
while child:
print lwItem.name(child)
child = lwItem.nextChild(item,child)

10-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Do you get an error message and can you share more of the code for a quick test?

10-09-2014, 08:15 PM
Shouldn't you initialize child to null,
then call nextChild(item,child) in the loop?

LWItemID childid = LWITEM_NULL;
while( ( childid = iteminfo.NextChild( itemid, childid ) ) != LWITEM_NULL )
// do stuff

10-09-2014, 08:16 PM
I just get the first child. If I print the last child I get "None".

I don't have the code in front of me right now. I'm testing this on a null that has bones with one null parented to one of the bones.

Ideally I'm trying to replicate visitnodes from lscript. Trying to recursively iterate through a hierarchy.

10-09-2014, 08:17 PM
Check my code..

It's different than yours.

firstChild() not used at all.

10-09-2014, 08:18 PM
I'll try that Sensei. I'm replicating the logic I see when iterating through channel groups and envelopes and I'm not initializing to a null then.

10-09-2014, 08:24 PM
Initializing to null is requirement for C/C++ code. Not sure about scripting.
Because local variables are on stack, and contain old trash that used to be there.

10-09-2014, 08:30 PM
You said bones?
This code will (probably) work with just real child items (that you set in Motion Options "parent item").

IIRC to get first bone there is needed objectinfo.boneSource()...

10-09-2014, 10:03 PM
With that code I can select the null or a bone in the object and I get the first child. Just not any other children.

10-10-2014, 07:40 AM
What other children?
You mean children of children?
It must be recursive...

10-10-2014, 10:32 AM
Thanks, I figured it out. I had to check if the first child had any children and then recursively call a function that actually iterates.

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