Selects objects, property sets, and other elements using the selection mode specified in the HierarchyLevel parameter.

Note: This command resets the Selection to only those items specified in the SelectionList parameter. If you want to modify the selection, use AddToSelection or RemoveFromSelection.

Scripting Syntax

SelectObj( [SelectionList], [HierarchyLevel], [CheckObjectSelectability] );


Parameter Type Description
SelectionList String List of elements to select.

Default Value: Current selection

HierarchyLevel String Specifies how to select objects in a hierarchy.

Default Value: "ASITIS"

Possible Values:


ASITIS Select the object as it is.
NODE Select the object.
BRANCH Select the object and its children.
TREE Select the entire hierarchy of objects.
MODEL Select the model and the hierarchy of objects.
CheckObjectSelectability Boolean Specifies whether to select objects that marked as unselectable.

Default Value: False

Possible Values:


False Select objects even if they are marked as unselectable.
True Do not select objects if they are marked as unselectable.


VBScript Example

' Create objects for demonstration

NewScene , false

set cube = CreatePrim("Cube", "MeshSurface")

SelectObj "cube.poly[4]", , True



BlendInPresetsInsp , , , True, True

set cube1 = CreatePrim( "Cube", "MeshSurface",,cube )

Translate cube1, -2, 0.000, 0.000, siAbsolute, siParent, siObj, siXYZ 

set cube2 = CreatePrim("Cube", "MeshSurface",,cube1 )

Translate cube2, -2, 0.000, 0.000, siAbsolute, siParent, siObj, siXYZ 

set cube3 = CreatePrim( "Cube", "MeshSurface",,cube2 )

Translate cube3, -2, 0.000, 0.000, siAbsolute, siParent, siObj, siXYZ 


' Select the objects named "cube" and "cube1"

SelectObj "cube,cube1"

Application.LogMessage "select objects by name: " & Selection.GetAsText

' Select all models in the scene.

SelectObj "#model"

Application.LogMessage "select all models: " & Selection.GetAsText

' Select all 3D objects in the scene.

SelectObj "*#3dobject"

Application.LogMessage "select all objects: " & Selection.GetAsText

' Select all passes in the scene.

SelectObj "*.#pass"

Application.LogMessage "select all passes: " & Selection.GetAsText

' Select all groups in the scene.

SelectObj "#group"

Application.LogMessage  "select all groups: " & Selection.GetAsText

' Select all materials

SelectObj "*.material"

Application.LogMessage "select all materials: " & Selection.GetAsText

' Select all polygon cluster material

SelectObj "*.polymsh.cls.Polygon.Material"

Application.LogMessage "select all  polygon cluster materials: " & Selection.GetAsText


' To process the selection list, use the Selection object

SelectObj "*.material"

Application.LogMessage "select all local object materials: " & Selection.GetAsText


' When you branch, tree, or model select, only one object

' appears in the SelectionList. For example, given this

' hierarchy:

' 	cube > cube1 > cube2 > cube3


' Selecting in branch gives these results:

' 	- cube1 is selected (white highlight)

' 	- cube2 and cube3 have light grey highlight

' 	- cube1 is the only item in the selection list

SelectObj "cube1", "BRANCH"

Application.LogMessage "select cube1 in branch: " & Selection.GetAsText

'INFO : "select objects by name: cube,cube1"

'INFO : "select all models: Scene_Root"

'INFO : "select all objects: Camera,Camera_Interest,Camera_Root,cube,cube1,cube2,cube3,light"

'INFO : "select all passes: Passes.Default_Pass"

'INFO : "select all groups: Group"

'INFO : "select all materials: Camera.Scene_Material"

'INFO : "select all  polygon cluster materials: cube.polymsh.cls.Polygon.Material"

'INFO : "select all local object materials: Camera.Scene_Material"

'INFO : "select cube1 in branch: cube1"

See Also

Selection AddToSelection RemoveFromSelection SelectBranch SelectTree SelectModel Dealing with Hierarchy