I’m not a programmer but I wonder if it is possible to write a command or script that will allow me to apply this to all my splines. The workflow is impossibly awkward to select each spline and check the box and none of the usual tricks like apply to selected work.
In my non-programmer mind “bpy.context.object.data.splines[allofthemplease].use_endpoint_u = True” would be it but…
Blender’s Python console automatically does this every time you start Blender:
C = bpy.context
D = bpy.data
And probably a little more than that, too. C.object.data.splines.order_u says to Blender, roughly : “for the object that’s currently selected, poke around in its data, find the sixteenth spline and tell me what it’s order_u property is” So naturally this won’t work if you haven’t got sixteen splines.
But ’ for spline in bpy.context.active_object.data.splines: spline.order_u = spline.order_u + 1 is really close to right. I think you just forgot to import bpy and of course you should have an indent between the : and the for.
I enclosed it in a try/except block, because it’s not a safe bet that there actually is a property called order_u (Bezier splines), let alone spline or data. If the object selected is an empty, it doesn’t have any data associated with it, it’s just the object. The data can be a mesh, a curve, a lattice, an armature, any kind of data-block that can exist in 3D space as an object. Only curves have splines, so I use a try/except block when I don’t want to be careful to check everything. This is kind of a bad habit. Better practice might be:
assert bpy.context.active_object. type = 'CURVE', "Select a curve"
Assert statements are kind of bad practice, but in a script meant for a very particular context, it’s safe to assume that the script should fail if the artist tries to execute it in the wrong context. If you don’t want the script to fail, do something like this:
assert bpy.context.active_object. type = 'CURVE'
print ("Select a Curve object")
This is exactly the same, except it will not return an error to Blender when you run it.
for spline in bpy.context.active_object.data.splines: spline.order_u = spline.order_u - 1
and + 1 work without errors for me as buttons (could be pie menu editor does something fancy to make half done commands work), I suppose one day there might be a built in system to recognise many items and give an average with a symbol denoting so, type in to reset to certain number, or drag either way to increment each.
Since I’m the only one using this script I doubt I’ll goof it up but I’ll try that other snippet when I have some time. Are try and assert Python specific? I know a little c++ and I haven’t heard of statements like that.