If Statement error - Trying to create a group

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i@activeGroup = 0;

if(@P != @initpos)
{
@activeGroup = 1;
}
else
{
@activeGroup = 0;
}


I have an RBD sim where I want to isolate only the pieces that are moving and put them in a group so I can create a volume that emits from those pieces only. In this code, I am asking that when the initial position is different from the position, then group into “activeGroup”. Am I approaching this the right way. I just want to group the pieces that have velocity and move after broken constraints.

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Did you ever get an answer to this? Trying to do the same thing.
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Does it just need the 'i' before the @ - and might be worth being explicit on the v@ too

i@activeGroup = 0;

if(v@P != v@initpos)
{
i@activeGroup = 1;
}
else
{
i@activeGroup = 0;
}
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Im not sure. inside and outside faces are exported in the alembic as prim groups and come into c4d as selections. I'd like the activegroup to be the same.

My node setup is probably wrong, but this give me the activeGroup as a prim group, only nothing gets put in the group.

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ah okay so you need to change it to: i@group_activeGroup = 1;
The previous thing was just assiging an attribute not a group.

i@group_activeGroup = 0;

if(v@P != v@initpos)
{
i@group_activeGroup = 1;
}
else
{
i@group_activeGroup = 0;
}
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That works to get activeGroup as a face selection like inside/outside, but everything is in the group. Doesnt look like "v@P != v@initpos" is separating them into in/out of the group.

Any other ideas?

Maybe testing whether its constraint is broken or not instead would work?

Really appreciate the help.
Edited by ironsightdesign - 2023年8月29日 13:17:02
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Would it work if you were just checking if they have a velocity above 0, or a certain value? assuming your other pieces do actually have no velocity.
Edited by Hatchery - 2023年8月30日 03:48:23
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i guess it's because you're using a prim wrangle and P and v are usually point attributes.
you could try using the setprimgroup() function inside a point wrangle
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I think they need to be prim attributes to get them as selections in the alembic.
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yeah thats no problem, i think what eaniix quite rightly pointed out is you need to run over points but then assign to the group on the prims so i think this should do the job.

if(v@P != v@initpos){
    int prims[] = pointprims(0,@ptnum);
    foreach(int i; prims){
        setprimgroup(0,'activeGroup',i,1,'set');
    }
}else{
setprimgroup(0,'activeGroup',@ptnum,0,'set');
}
Edited by Hatchery - 2023年8月31日 03:57:28
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Thanks Hatchery.

Changing the wrangle to points and using your code creates the group in the alembic, except everything is in the group, not just the moving pieces.

Thanks again for your help.
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Did you set the v@initpos? if not that will be 0,0,0 and so all points will have moved.
Attached a very crude example of it.

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Thanks Hatchery.

No I didnt...and also didnt add the geo to input 2.

Looks like that works, but might be an alembic limitation now.

Houdini updates the activeGroup as the RBD runs and pieces move, but the selection in the alembic in C4D is always empty. I think maybe selections cant be animated (unless its with C4D fields).

Maybe if it would work if I can get that group as a vertex map in the alembic?

Thanks again for all the help.
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