vfxartist

export shapes as xml?

Discussion created by vfxartist on Dec 2, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 7, 2011 by MBuehler-esristaff
Hi,

I have many thousands of lots/shapes i'd like to rename with meaningful names, as opposed to them all being called "Shape". (this becomes important when the generated models are exported)
I haven't found a way to set this with CGA.

i tried
set(initialShape.name, "blah")

but it seems this does nothing.

The lots have many attributes i'd like to keep, so i think i'd need to export them, rename them, and re-import.

Shp however is not human readable.
DXF and OBJ both destroy the attributes.

Can anyone think of a workflow, or know how i can get shp as a human readable file?

Thanks.

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