Stitch and Sew

On 20/06/2018 at 05:53, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Can I ask for an example of Stitch and Sew.
Especially with the shift key to connect 2 edges with different number of points.

Or if Stitch and Sew is not the best option to connect 2 edges with different number of points, what else to use?


On 20/06/2018 at 06:21, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Below code, always returns False.
I have two separate polygon objects (Sphere and Cube), both with an Edge selection.
I converted the edge selection also to a point selection, giving me the P1 and P2 I need.

Setting the list with object to [obj1, obj2] did not solve the issue.

import c4d
from c4d import gui
def main() :
    obj1 = doc.SearchObject("Sphere")
    obj2 = doc.SearchObject("Cube")
    obj1SelectedPoints = obj1.GetPointS()
    nrPoints = obj1.GetPointCount()
    for index in range(nrPoints) :
        if (obj1SelectedPoints.IsSelected(index)) :  
            p1 = obj1.GetPoint(index)
    obj2SelectedPoints = obj2.GetPointS()
    nrPoints = obj2.GetPointCount()
    for index in range(nrPoints) :
        if (obj2SelectedPoints.IsSelected(index)) :  
            p2 = obj2.GetPoint(index)
    print p1, p2
    bc = c4d.BaseContainer()
    bc.SetData(c4d.MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_OBJINDEX1, obj1)
    bc.SetData(c4d.MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_OBJINDEX2, obj2) 
    bc.SetData(c4d.MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_SHIFT, True)   
    bc.SetData(c4d.MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_P1, p1)
    bc.SetData(c4d.MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_P2, p2)
if __name__=='__main__':

On 21/06/2018 at 03:48, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi pgrooff.

Actually, STITCHANDSEW have a different implementation compared to other ModelingCommand.
First of all, you need to pass a document and the first object.

Then additionally in MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_BC1, you have to set point id you actually want to stitch
Here is the structure of this container (which is currently not documented).

bc[0] = count of points you want to stitch for the first selection
bc[10 to 9999] = point ID

bc[10000] = count of points you want to stitch for the second selection
bc[10010 and more] = point ID

Points will be connected in the same order you fill the BaseContainer.
For example bc[10] = 10 and bc[10010] = 20, you will connect the point ID 10 from the first obj to the point ID 20 of the second obj (which can be the same than the first object).

So here an example which connects selected points.

import c4d
def GetPointIdSelected(obj) :
    if not obj:
    ptIds = list()
    ptCnt = obj.GetPointCount()
    bs = obj.GetPointS()
    for index, selected in enumerate(bs.GetAll(ptCnt)) :
        if not selected: 
    return ptIds
def main() :
    obj1 = doc.SearchObject("Cube")
    obj2 = doc.SearchObject("Cube.1")
    l1 = GetPointIdSelected(obj1)
    l2 = GetPointIdSelected(obj2)
    con = c4d.BaseContainer()
    con[0] = len(l1) # cnt of ptn selected in first object
    con[10000] = len(l2)  # cnt of ptn selected in second object
    # assign pt ID for first object and make sure to not overwrite con[10000]
    for i in xrange(min(len(l1), 9989)) :  
        con[10+i] = l1[i]
    # assign pt ID for second object
    for i in xrange(len(l2)) :
        con[10010+i] = l2[i]    
    bc = c4d.BaseContainer()
    bc.SetLink(c4d.MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_OBJINDEX1, obj1)
    bc.SetLink(c4d.MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_OBJINDEX2, obj2) 
    bc.SetData(c4d.MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_SHIFT, True)
    bc.SetContainer(c4d.MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_BC1, con)
    # Make sure to define [obj1] and doc
    c4d.utils.SendModelingCommand(c4d.ID_MODELING_STITCHANDSEW_TOOL, [obj1], c4d.MODELINGCOMMANDMODE_EDGESELECTION, bc, doc=doc)
if __name__=='__main__':


On 21/06/2018 at 05:50, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Great, thank you. I will test it, to see if i understand it.

On 21/06/2018 at 07:11, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Ok, I can get it to work if I define the point sequences manually. 
Now of course the main question is how to get the correct sequence of the points to Stitch and Sew.

    l1 = GetPointIdSelected(obj1)
    l1 = [0,1,3,2]   #this way I define manually the points.
                     #of course not the way to do it in a plugin.

The sequence of the points is a bit random to me.
For a cube, when you select one side, this returns [0,1,2,3] =  left under, left upper, right under and right upper.
Of course I want it to be in left under, left upper, right upper and right under.
Thus l1 = [0,1,3,2]

How can I achieve or set both selection in the same way.
E,g, counter clockwise?



On 22/06/2018 at 06:11, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Pim,

Unofortually there is no such way to know the selection order or anything like that, you have to make your own algorithm.

After checking, MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_P1 and MDATA_STITCHANDSEW_P2, they are not used for the moment. So you can avoid them.