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#1 Neometron   Members   -  Reputation: 447

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:05 AM

I have decided to picked up an old project of mine that I want to finish. It's a DirectX 9 export script for Blender 2.49b using the compiled Python 2.6.2. There is no Python installation on the machine. The issue is that one or possibly more of my class functions are being called twice. However, it does not reflect in my .x file output.

Mesh and MeshFace are functions of class cLayoutManager. For a simple cube with six faces in a mesh, MeshFace is called six times by the Mesh function. But MeshFace is being called 12 times; 6 from Mesh and 6 more for some reason I don't know.

Here is some code:

[source lang="python"]def Mesh(self, ExportMesh = None, ExportArmature = None): # NAMESPACE # EXPORT = self.EXPORT LAYOUT = self TOKEN = self.TOKEN # GET MESH NAME # strMeshName = EXPORT.RESERVED.Verify(ExportMesh.name) # CREATE MESH TAG # LAYOUT.OpenTag("Mesh", strMeshName) # CREATE CURRENT INDENT TOKEN # TIndent = TOKEN.cIndentToken(TOKEN) TOKEN.addToken(TIndent) # GET NUMBER OF VERTS IN MESH # nVerts = len(ExportMesh.verts) # CREATE DWORD TOKEN # LAYOUT.Dword(nVerts) TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TNL) # LOOP THROUGH ALL VERT VECTORS # for nIndex in range(0, nVerts): vert = ExportMesh.verts[nIndex] TOKEN.addToken(TIndent) LAYOUT.Vector(vert.co.x, vert.co.y, vert.co.z) if(nIndex != (nVerts-1)): TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TComma) TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TNL) else: TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TSC) TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TNL) # END FOR LOOP BLOCK # TOKEN.addToken(TIndent) # GET NUMBER OF FACES IN MESH # nFaces = len(ExportMesh.faces) # CREATE DWORD TOKEN # LAYOUT.Dword(nFaces) #Number of Faces TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TNL) # LOOP THROUGH ALL FACES IN MESH # for nIndex in range(0, nFaces): TOKEN.addToken(TIndent) EXPORT.GUI.CONSOLE.Log("LAYOUTMGR.Mesh: Calling LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace", 3) LAYOUT.MeshFace(ExportMesh.faces[nIndex]) if(nIndex != (nFaces-1)): TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TComma) TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TNL) else: TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TSC) TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TNL) # END FOR LOOP BLOCK # #TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TNL)[/source]

There is more to the Mesh function but this is up to point of calling MeshFace. LAYOUT = self

[source lang="python"]def MeshFace(self, face = None): # NAMESPACE # EXPORT = self.EXPORT LAYOUT = self TOKEN = self.TOKEN EXPORT.GUI.CONSOLE.Log("LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self %s" % self) EXPORT.GUI.CONSOLE.Log("LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE %s" % face) nMaxVert = len(face.verts) if nMaxVert < 3 or nMaxVert > 4: EXPORT.GUI.CONSOLE.Log("LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: WARNING - Mesh Inconsistancy: Face has %d vertices" % (nMaxVert)) LAYOUT.Dword(nMaxVert) TOKEN.addToken(TOKEN.TSpace) VertIndexItems = [] for Vert in face.verts: VertIndexItems += [Vert.index] LAYOUT.DwordItems(VertIndexItems, nMaxVert) # UPDATE PROGRESS UI # print "MeshFace Layout" EXPORT.GUI.GIP_Bar.upValue() EXPORT.GUI.MSG.RedrawAllGI() #END cLayoutManager.MeshFace(self, face):[/source]

Sample of my log output:
LAYOUTMGR.Mesh: Calling LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252AC60>
LAYOUTMGR.Mesh: Calling LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252AC88>
LAYOUTMGR.Mesh: Calling LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252ACB0>
LAYOUTMGR.Mesh: Calling LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252ACD8>
LAYOUTMGR.Mesh: Calling LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252AD00>
LAYOUTMGR.Mesh: Calling LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252AD28>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252AC60>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252AC88>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252ACB0>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252ACD8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252AD00>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: Self <__main__.cLayoutManager instance at 0x0C0E92D8>
LAYOUTMGR.MeshFace: FACE <__main__.cFace instance at 0x0252AD28>


Note: Highlighted log entries in red are the extra function calls in question


Here is the .x output of Blender's default startup cube. In the mesh there are 8 verts and 6 faces which the export does correctly.

xof 0303txt 0032
Frame RootFrame
{
FrameTransformMatrix
{
1.000000,0.000000,0.000000,0.000000,
0.000000,1.000000,0.000000,0.000000,
0.000000,0.000000,1.000000,0.000000,
0.000000,0.000000,0.000000,1.000000;;
}

Frame OBJ_Cube
{
FrameTransformMatrix
{
1.000000,0.000000,0.000000,0.000000,
0.000000,1.000000,0.000000,0.000000,
0.000000,0.000000,-1.000000,0.000000,
0.000000,0.000000,0.000000,1.000000;;
}

Mesh
{
8;
1.000000;1.000000;-1.000000;,
1.000000;-1.000000;-1.000000;,
-1.000000;-1.000000;-1.000000;,
-1.000000;1.000000;-1.000000;,
1.000000;0.999999;1.000000;,
0.999999;-1.000001;1.000000;,
-1.000000;-1.000000;1.000000;,
-1.000000;1.000000;1.000000;;
6;

4; 0,3,2,1;,
4; 4,5,6,7;,
4; 0,1,5,4;,
4; 1,2,6,5;,
4; 2,3,7,6;,
4; 4,7,3,0;;

MeshNormals
{
8;
0.577349;0.577349;-0.577349;,
0.577349;-0.577349;-0.577349;,
-0.577349;-0.577349;-0.577349;,
-0.577349;0.577349;-0.577349;,
0.577349;0.577349;0.577349;,
0.577349;-0.577349;0.577349;,
-0.577349;-0.577349;0.577349;,
-0.577349;0.577349;0.577349;;
6;
4; 0,3,2,1;,
4; 4,5,6,7;,
4; 0,1,5,4;,
4; 1,2,6,5;,
4; 2,3,7,6;,
4; 4,7,3,0;;
}
}
}
}


Note: Bold items are the result of function MeshFace


Any clues on why or what is calling MeshFace function six more times?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:56 AM

Can't see anything immediately wrong. Does the blender scripting environment allow you to use python's traceback module?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:56 PM

Thank edd, It appeared that I had to install python to get the traceback module to work. I suppose the default install of Blender doesn't include it. Anyways, afterwards I have written a trace function to work with my log file.

Here are the results:

_________________________________________EXPORT RUNTIME TRACE________________________________________
THREAD: 3372
TRACEBACK:
DX9Export - 248b.py 354 Run LAYOUT.Frame(FrameOutline)
DX9Export - 248b.py 1540 Frame LAYOUT.Frame(Item.FrameChildren)
DX9Export - 248b.py 1550 Frame LAYOUT.Mesh(ExportMesh, ExportArmature)
DX9Export - 248b.py 1774 Mesh LAYOUT.MeshFace(ExportMesh.faces[nIndex])
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________EXPORT RUNTIME TRACE________________________________________
THREAD: 3372
TRACEBACK:
DX9Export - 248b.py 354 Run LAYOUT.Frame(FrameOutline)
DX9Export - 248b.py 1540 Frame LAYOUT.Frame(Item.FrameChildren)
DX9Export - 248b.py 1550 Frame LAYOUT.Mesh(ExportMesh, ExportArmature)
DX9Export - 248b.py 1796 Mesh LAYOUT.MeshNormals(ExportMesh)
DX9Export - 248b.py 1986 MeshNormals self.MeshFace(face)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

I feel silly XP
I do call MeshFace function twice; once for the mesh and once for the normals hence the correct .x file output.
When I cut out the rest of the Mesh function code when I posted, I thought it was not important to include that section of code. I was wrong because it happened to have Mesh calling MeshNormals which calls MeshFace. So nothing is broken after all - yea!




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