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iClone Python API has the ability to display pop-up message boxes that can ease the flow of your scripted procedures, as well as provide warnings and alerts.  Message boxes can be sparse with no interaction except for the universal close window button on the top right of the window bar.  They can also support a single checkbox and a single button interaction. The label on the single button changes according to the type of button called, they are the following:
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iClone Python API has the ability to display pop-up message boxes that can ease the flow of your scripted procedures, as well as provide warnings and alerts.  Message boxes can be sparse with no interaction except for the universal close window button on the top right of the window bar.  They can also support a single checkbox and a single button interaction.
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=== Available Buttons ===
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The label on the single button changes according to the type of button called, they are the following:
  
 
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Revision as of 22:47, 17 September 2019

Main article: RL Python Samples.

iClone Python API has the ability to display pop-up message boxes that can ease the flow of your scripted procedures, as well as provide warnings and alerts. Message boxes can be sparse with no interaction except for the universal close window button on the top right of the window bar. They can also support a single checkbox and a single button interaction.

Available Buttons

The label on the single button changes according to the type of button called, they are the following:

Python Enum Button Label Value on Press Bit Integer
RLPy.EMsgButton_NoButton "OK" 0 0-bit (2^0)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Ok "OK" 1024 10-bit (2^10)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Save "Save" 2048 11-bit (2^11)
RLPy.EMsgButton_SaveAll "Save All" 4096 12-bit (2^12)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Open "Open" 8196 13-bit (2^13)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Yes "Yes" 16384 14-bit (2^14)
RLPy.EMsgButton_YesToAll "Yes to All" 32768 15-bit (2^15)
RLPy.EMsgButton_No "No" 65536 16-bit (2^16)
RLPy.EMsgButton_NoToAll "No to All" 65536 16-bit (2^16)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Abort "Abort" 65536 16-bit (2^16)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Retry "Retry" 65536 16-bit (2^16)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Overlook "Ignore" 65536 16-bit (2^16)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Close "Close" 65536 16-bit (2^16)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Cancel "Cancel" 65536 16-bit (2^16)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Discard "Discard" 65536 16-bit (2^16)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Help "Help" 65536 16-bit (2^16)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Apply "Apply" 65536 16-bit (2^16)
RLPy.EMsgButton_Reset "Reset" 65536 16-bit (2^16)

Required Modules

The only required module for this lesson is the standard Reallusion Python API library.

import RLPy

Simple Message Box

The most simple message boxes just provide additional information to the user.

RLPy.RUi.ShowMessageBox(
    "Message 1/3",
    "Message boxes can block operations.",
    RLPy.EMsgButton_Ok)

Message Box with Checkbox

In addition, message boxes can support check-boxes for more complex interactions.

button_status = RLPy.RUi.ShowMessageBox(
    "Message 2/3",
    "We can demonstrate this with a check-box...",
    RLPy.EMsgButton_Close,
    True,
    "Try me!"
)

Action Blocking Message Boxes

Message boxes are asynchronous; they block the next action until the user removes it by clicking on the button or exiting the window.

RLPy.RUi.ShowMessageBox(
    "Message 3/3",
    {1024: "<b>False:</b> Checkbox was <b><i>NOT</i></b> activated.",
     268435456: "<b>True</b> Checkbox was activated!",
     2097152: "<b>Canceled:</b> The message box was closed prematurely.",
     }[button_status],
    RLPy.EMsgButton_Ok
)

Everything Put Together

You can copy and paste the following code into a PY file and load it into iClone via Script > Load Python.

import RLPy

RLPy.RUi.ShowMessageBox(
    "Message 1/3",
    "Message boxes can block operations.",
    RLPy.EMsgButton_Ok)

button_status = RLPy.RUi.ShowMessageBox(
    "Message 2/3",
    "We can demonstrate this with a check-box...",
    RLPy.EMsgButton_Close,
    True,
    "Try me!"
)

RLPy.RUi.ShowMessageBox(
    "Message 3/3",
    {1024: "<b>False:</b> Checkbox was <b><i>NOT</i></b> activated.",
     268435456: "<b>True</b> Checkbox was activated!",
     2097152: "<b>Canceled:</b> The message box was closed prematurely.",
     }[button_status],
    RLPy.EMsgButton_Ok
)

APIs Used

You can research the following references for the APIs deployed in this code.