Tracer (hwx.inspire.motion)

A point in the model that traces out a path during Motion Runs

  • MotionObject (hwx.inspire.motion)


active: Bool

color: Color

enableTrail: Bool

location: Location

name: Attribute

paper: Attribute

parts: Attribute

pen: Attribute

thickness: Int

trailFrames: Int

visible: Bool

Public Methods

classmethod showTraces (cls, analysis=True, frames=(0, None), ignoreTrails=True, **kwds)

classmethod writeCsv (cls, tracers, file, analysis=None)

getDrawPoints (self, wrtPaper=True)

getPoints (self, analysis, wrtPaper=False, startFrame=0)

Attribute Details

active : Bool

Returns or sets the object activeness.

Setting this on or off sets all children. Setting to True sets all the parents active too.

color : Color

enableTrail : Bool

location : Location (units=”length”)

name : Attribute

Returns or sets the name of the object.

It can be any text string, including spaces, although it’s best to avoid using the following characters: ” ‘ * ? and $.

While these characters are allowed, they could create difficulties when you export the model to other applications.

paper : Attribute

parts : Attribute

pen : Attribute

thickness : Int

trailFrames : Int

visible : Bool

Determines whether the object is visible in the graphics window.

Setting this on or off sets all children. Setting to True sets all the parents visible too.

Method Details

classmethod showTraces(cls, analysis=True, frames=(0, None), ignoreTrails=True, **kwds)

Show trace lines for all Tracers in the model. Limit what frames are drawn by passing in (startFrame, endFrame).

classmethod writeCsv(cls, tracers, file, analysis=None)

Write points of all passed Tracers to a csv file

If multiple tracers are passed then the x, y, z column headers will have the tracer’s name prepended to them.

getDrawPoints(self, wrtPaper=True)

Get points to draw if trace lines turned on

getPoints(self, analysis, wrtPaper=False, startFrame=0)

Get tracer location at every frame of the analysis

wrtPaper - transform points into paper parts reference frame