metastart VEX function

Open a geometry file and return a “handle” for the metaballs of interest, at the position p.

Contexts: image3d, chop, cop, pop, sop, surface, displace, fog, light, shadow, photon, cvex

  1. int metastart(string filename, vector p)

Open a geometry file and return a “handle” for the metaballs of interest, at the position p. You can then use metanext to move the handle to the next metaball for evaluation, and metaimport to query attributes of the metaball.