File Open

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The command File_Open command will add a file to the Visual3D Workspace. The command is as follows:

File_Open
/File_Name= File_Name is the file name including the path.
!/Suffix= Text here will be added to the end of the C3D file which is loaded.
!/Set_Prompt= This parameters sets the text in the upper left hand corner of the browse window
!/FILTER= This parameter sets the type of files the dialog will show (CMO, C3D, ASCII, etc)
;

Note: If /File_Name= is blank, a dialog pops up to allow the user to browse to the file. Wildcards (*) can be used in place of the file name.

File_Types

The following file types are supported and can be added within Visual3D:

  • .c3d - C3D File or [www.c3d.org]
  • .cmo - Visual3D Workspace File
  • .txt - Visual3D TAB delimited text File
  • .gcd - Vicon GCD File
  • .ndi - NDI Aurora File
  • .p2d - P2D File

Filter

You can filter using the following filter types:

  • C3D
  • CMO
  • VND
  • P2D
  • ASCII
  • XML
  • NDI
  • GCD
  • MVNX

Multiple file types can be specified by using a plus sign (ex. C3D+CMO+P2D)

Examples

This page lists several examples for this command.

Prompt the user for the filename

This example will prompt the user for the files by opening a dialog box for selection.

File_Open
/File_Name=
;

Specify the filename

This example specifies the filename explicitly. Note that the filename should contain the complete path to the file.

File_Open=
/File_Name= c:\demo_files\walking.c3d 
;

Specify the filename using wildcards

This example specifies the filename by using a wildcard. All C3D files in the c:\demo_files folder will be opened.

File_Open= 
/File_Name= c:\demo_files\*.c3d 
;

Specify the filename using a pipeline parameter and wildcards

This example uses Pipeline Parameters to specify the folder containing the data files and uses a wildcard in the filename

Set_Pipeline_Parameter_To_Folder_Path
/PARAMETER_NAME= DATA_FOLDER
/PARAMETER_VALUE=c:\demo_files
;

! Now open the file.
File_Open=
/File_Name= ::DATA_FOLDER&*.c3d 
;

Specify the filename using the default data folder and wildcards

This example uses Pipeline Parameters to specify the default data folder containing the data files and uses a wildcard in the filename.

Set_Pipeline_Parameter_To_Folder_Path
/PARAMETER_NAME= DATA_FOLDER
/PARAMETER_VALUE=VISUAL3D_DEFAULT_DATA_FOLDER
;

! Now open the file.
File_Open=
/File_Name= ::DATA_FOLDER&*.c3d 
;



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