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BlenderAndPython-ObjectRenamer
"""
[Blender and Python] Creating custom UI panels with Blender's Python API
Mina Pêcheux - September 2021
Email: mina.pecheux@gmail.com
A very basic Blender addon that lets you rename all selected objects
with a given format: <prefix>_<obj name>_<suffix>(-v<version number>).
This code is a simple example of how to create custom UI panels in
Blender using the Python API.
Read the full tutorial on Medium:
https://mina-pecheux.medium.com/creating-a-custom-panel-with-blenders-python-api-b9602d890663
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MIT License
Copyright (c) 2021 Mina Pêcheux
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
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furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
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FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
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SOFTWARE.
"""
bl_info = {
# required
'name': 'Object Renamer',
'blender': (2, 93, 0),
'category': 'Object',
# optional
'version': (1, 0, 0),
'author': 'Mina Pêcheux',
'description': 'A quick object renamer to add a prefix, a suffix and an optional version number to the selected objects.',
}
import bpy
import re
# == GLOBAL VARIABLES
PROPS = [
('prefix', bpy.props.StringProperty(name='Prefix', default='Pref')),
('suffix', bpy.props.StringProperty(name='Suffix', default='Suff')),
('add_version', bpy.props.BoolProperty(name='Add Version', default=False)),
('version', bpy.props.IntProperty(name='Version', default=1)),
]
# == UTILS
def rename_object(obj, params):
(prefix, suffix, version, add_version) = params
version_str = '-v{}'.format(version) if add_version else ''
format_regex = r'(?P<prefix>.*)_(?P<main>.*)_(?P<suffix>[^-\n]*)(-v(?P<version>\d+))?'
match = re.search(format_regex, obj.name)
# if the object has already been renamed previously,
# extract the initial name
if match is not None:
current_name = match.group('main')
# else, if it has a "default" name
else:
current_name = obj.name
obj.name = '{}_{}_{}{}'.format(prefix, current_name, suffix, version_str)
# == OPERATORS
class ObjectRenamerOperator(bpy.types.Operator):
bl_idname = 'opr.object_renamer_operator'
bl_label = 'Object Renamer'
def execute(self, context):
params = (
context.scene.prefix,
context.scene.suffix,
context.scene.version,
context.scene.add_version
)
for obj in bpy.context.selected_objects:
rename_object(obj, params)
return {'FINISHED'}
# == PANELS
class ObjectRenamerPanel(bpy.types.Panel):
bl_idname = 'VIEW3D_PT_object_renamer'
bl_label = 'Object Renamer'
bl_space_type = 'VIEW_3D'
bl_region_type = 'UI'
def draw(self, context):
col = self.layout.column()
for (prop_name, _) in PROPS:
row = col.row()
if prop_name == 'version':
row = row.row()
row.enabled = context.scene.add_version
row.prop(context.scene, prop_name)
col.operator('opr.object_renamer_operator', text='Rename')
# == MAIN ROUTINE
CLASSES = [
ObjectRenamerOperator,
ObjectRenamerPanel,
]
def register():
for (prop_name, prop_value) in PROPS:
setattr(bpy.types.Scene, prop_name, prop_value)
for klass in CLASSES:
bpy.utils.register_class(klass)
def unregister():
for (prop_name, _) in PROPS:
delattr(bpy.types.Scene, prop_name)
for klass in CLASSES:
bpy.utils.unregister_class(klass)
if __name__ == '__main__':
register()
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