PoseBone(bpy_struct)

base class — bpy_struct

class bpy.types.PoseBone.PoseBone(bpy_struct)

Channel defining pose data for a bone in a Pose

bbone_curveinx

X-axis handle offset for start of the B-Bone’s curve, adjusts curvature

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 0.0

bbone_curveiny

Y-axis handle offset for start of the B-Bone’s curve, adjusts curvature

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 0.0

bbone_curveoutx

X-axis handle offset for end of the B-Bone’s curve, adjusts curvature

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 0.0

bbone_curveouty

Y-axis handle offset for end of the B-Bone’s curve, adjusts curvature

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 0.0

bbone_custom_handle_end

Bone that serves as the end handle for the B-Bone curve

Type

PoseBone, (readonly)

bbone_custom_handle_start

Bone that serves as the start handle for the B-Bone curve

Type

PoseBone, (readonly)

bbone_easein

Length of first Bezier Handle (for B-Bones only)

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 1.0

bbone_easeout

Length of second Bezier Handle (for B-Bones only)

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 1.0

bbone_rollin

Roll offset for the start of the B-Bone, adjusts twist

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 0.0

bbone_rollout

Roll offset for the end of the B-Bone, adjusts twist

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 0.0

bbone_scaleinx

X-axis scale factor for start of the B-Bone, adjusts thickness (for tapering effects)

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 1.0

bbone_scaleiny

Y-axis scale factor for start of the B-Bone, adjusts thickness (for tapering effects)

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 1.0

bbone_scaleoutx

X-axis scale factor for end of the B-Bone, adjusts thickness (for tapering effects)

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 1.0

bbone_scaleouty

Y-axis scale factor for end of the B-Bone, adjusts thickness (for tapering effects)

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 1.0

bone

Bone associated with this PoseBone

Type

Bone, (readonly, never None)

bone_group

Bone Group this pose channel belongs to

Type

BoneGroup

bone_group_index

Bone Group this pose channel belongs to (0=no group)

Type

int in [-32768, 32767], default 0

child

Child of this pose bone

Type

PoseBone, (readonly)

constraints

Constraints that act on this PoseChannel

Type

PoseBoneConstraints bpy_prop_collection of Constraint, (readonly)

custom_shape

Object that defines custom draw type for this bone

Type

Object

custom_shape_scale

Adjust the size of the custom shape

Type

float in [0, 1000], default 0.0

custom_shape_transform

Bone that defines the display transform of this custom shape

Type

PoseBone

head

Location of head of the channel’s bone

Type

float array of 3 items in [-inf, inf], default (0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (readonly)

ik_linear_weight

Weight of scale constraint for IK

Type

float in [0, 1], default 0.0

ik_max_x

Maximum angles for IK Limit

Type

float in [0, 3.14159], default 0.0

ik_max_y

Maximum angles for IK Limit

Type

float in [0, 3.14159], default 0.0

ik_max_z

Maximum angles for IK Limit

Type

float in [0, 3.14159], default 0.0

ik_min_x

Minimum angles for IK Limit

Type

float in [-3.14159, 0], default 0.0

ik_min_y

Minimum angles for IK Limit

Type

float in [-3.14159, 0], default 0.0

ik_min_z

Minimum angles for IK Limit

Type

float in [-3.14159, 0], default 0.0

ik_rotation_weight

Weight of rotation constraint for IK

Type

float in [0, 1], default 0.0

ik_stiffness_x

IK stiffness around the X axis

Type

float in [0, 0.99], default 0.0

ik_stiffness_y

IK stiffness around the Y axis

Type

float in [0, 0.99], default 0.0

ik_stiffness_z

IK stiffness around the Z axis

Type

float in [0, 0.99], default 0.0

ik_stretch

Allow scaling of the bone for IK

Type

float in [0, 1], default 0.0

is_in_ik_chain

Is part of an IK chain

Type

boolean, default False, (readonly)

length

Length of the bone

Type

float in [-inf, inf], default 0.0, (readonly)

location
Type

float array of 3 items in [-inf, inf], default (0.0, 0.0, 0.0)

lock_ik_x

Disallow movement around the X axis

Type

boolean, default False

lock_ik_y

Disallow movement around the Y axis

Type

boolean, default False

lock_ik_z

Disallow movement around the Z axis

Type

boolean, default False

lock_location

Lock editing of location when transforming

Type

boolean array of 3 items, default (False, False, False)

lock_rotation

Lock editing of rotation when transforming

Type

boolean array of 3 items, default (False, False, False)

lock_rotation_w

Lock editing of ‘angle’ component of four-component rotations when transforming

Type

boolean, default False

lock_rotations_4d

Lock editing of four component rotations by components (instead of as Eulers)

Type

boolean, default False

lock_scale

Lock editing of scale when transforming

Type

boolean array of 3 items, default (False, False, False)

matrix

Final 4x4 matrix after constraints and drivers are applied (object space)

Type

float multi-dimensional array of 4 * 4 items in [-inf, inf], default ((0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0))

matrix_basis

Alternative access to location/scale/rotation relative to the parent and own rest bone

Type

float multi-dimensional array of 4 * 4 items in [-inf, inf], default ((0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0))

matrix_channel

4x4 matrix, before constraints

Type

float multi-dimensional array of 4 * 4 items in [-inf, inf], default ((0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0)), (readonly)

motion_path

Motion Path for this element

Type

MotionPath, (readonly)

name
Type

string, default “”, (never None)

parent

Parent of this pose bone

Type

PoseBone, (readonly)

rotation_axis_angle

Angle of Rotation for Axis-Angle rotation representation

Type

float array of 4 items in [-inf, inf], default (0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0)

rotation_euler

Rotation in Eulers

Type

float array of 3 items in [-inf, inf], default (0.0, 0.0, 0.0)

rotation_mode
  • QUATERNION Quaternion (WXYZ), No Gimbal Lock.

  • XYZ XYZ Euler, XYZ Rotation Order - prone to Gimbal Lock (default).

  • XZY XZY Euler, XZY Rotation Order - prone to Gimbal Lock.

  • YXZ YXZ Euler, YXZ Rotation Order - prone to Gimbal Lock.

  • YZX YZX Euler, YZX Rotation Order - prone to Gimbal Lock.

  • ZXY ZXY Euler, ZXY Rotation Order - prone to Gimbal Lock.

  • ZYX ZYX Euler, ZYX Rotation Order - prone to Gimbal Lock.

  • AXIS_ANGLE Axis Angle, Axis Angle (W+XYZ), defines a rotation around some axis defined by 3D-Vector.

Type

enum in [‘QUATERNION’, ‘XYZ’, ‘XZY’, ‘YXZ’, ‘YZX’, ‘ZXY’, ‘ZYX’, ‘AXIS_ANGLE’], default ‘QUATERNION’

rotation_quaternion

Rotation in Quaternions

Type

float array of 4 items in [-inf, inf], default (1.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0)

scale
Type

float array of 3 items in [-inf, inf], default (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)

tail

Location of tail of the channel’s bone

Type

float array of 3 items in [-inf, inf], default (0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (readonly)

use_custom_shape_bone_size

Scale the custom object by the bone length

Type

boolean, default False

use_ik_limit_x

Limit movement around the X axis

Type

boolean, default False

use_ik_limit_y

Limit movement around the Y axis

Type

boolean, default False

use_ik_limit_z

Limit movement around the Z axis

Type

boolean, default False

use_ik_linear_control

Apply channel size as IK constraint if stretching is enabled

Type

boolean, default False

use_ik_rotation_control

Apply channel rotation as IK constraint

Type

boolean, default False

basename

The name of this bone before any ‘.’ character (readonly)

center

The midpoint between the head and the tail. (readonly)

children

(readonly)

children_recursive

A list of all children from this bone.

Note

Takes O(len(bones)**2) time.

(readonly)

children_recursive_basename

Returns a chain of children with the same base name as this bone. Only direct chains are supported, forks caused by multiple children with matching base names will terminate the function and not be returned.

Note

Takes O(len(bones)**2) time.

(readonly)

parent_recursive

A list of parents, starting with the immediate parent (readonly)

vector

The direction this bone is pointing. Utility function for (tail - head) (readonly)

x_axis

Vector pointing down the x-axis of the bone. (readonly)

y_axis

Vector pointing down the y-axis of the bone. (readonly)

z_axis

Vector pointing down the z-axis of the bone. (readonly)

evaluate_envelope(point)

Calculate bone envelope at given point

Parameters

point (float array of 3 items in [-inf, inf]) – Point, Position in 3d space to evaluate

Returns

Factor, Envelope factor

Return type

float in [-inf, inf]

bbone_segment_matrix(index, rest=False)

Retrieve the matrix of the joint between B-Bone segments if available

Parameters
  • index (int in [0, inf]) – Index of the segment endpoint

  • rest (boolean, (optional)) – Return the rest pose matrix

Returns

The resulting matrix in bone local space

Return type

float multi-dimensional array of 4 * 4 items in [-inf, inf]

compute_bbone_handles(rest=False, ease=False, offsets=False)

Retrieve the vectors and rolls coming from B-Bone custom handles

Parameters
  • rest (boolean, (optional)) – Return the rest pose state

  • ease (boolean, (optional)) – Apply scale from ease values

  • offsets (boolean, (optional)) – Apply roll and curve offsets from bone properties

Return (handle1, roll1, handle2, roll2)

handle1, The direction vector of the start handle in bone local space, float array of 3 items in [-inf, inf]

roll1, Roll of the start handle, float in [-inf, inf]

handle2, The direction vector of the end handle in bone local space, float array of 3 items in [-inf, inf]

roll2, Roll of the end handle, float in [-inf, inf]

parent_index(parent_test)

The same as ‘bone in other_bone.parent_recursive’ but saved generating a list.

translate(vec)

Utility function to add vec to the head and tail of this bone

classmethod bl_rna_get_subclass(id, default=None)
Parameters

id (string) – The RNA type identifier.

Returns

The RNA type or default when not found.

Return type

bpy.types.Struct subclass

classmethod bl_rna_get_subclass_py(id, default=None)
Parameters

id (string) – The RNA type identifier.

Returns

The class or default when not found.

Return type

type

Inherited Properties

  • bpy_struct.id_data

Inherited Functions

  • bpy_struct.as_pointer

  • bpy_struct.driver_add

  • bpy_struct.driver_remove

  • bpy_struct.get

  • bpy_struct.is_property_hidden

  • bpy_struct.is_property_overridable_library

  • bpy_struct.is_property_readonly

  • bpy_struct.is_property_set

  • bpy_struct.items

  • bpy_struct.keyframe_delete

  • bpy_struct.keyframe_insert

  • bpy_struct.keys

  • bpy_struct.path_from_id

  • bpy_struct.path_resolve

  • bpy_struct.pop

  • bpy_struct.property_overridable_library_set

  • bpy_struct.property_unset

  • bpy_struct.type_recast

  • bpy_struct.values

References