In Maya, is there a way via script to find out if an object is an instance or not? Every trick I've tried so far isn't working. Thank you!
# Python code import maya.OpenMaya as om def getInstances(): instances =  iterDag = om.MItDag(om.MItDag.kBreadthFirst) while not iterDag.isDone(): instanced = om.MItDag.isInstanced(iterDag) if instanced: instances.append(iterDag.fullPathName()) iterDag.next() return instances
I just realized I wasn't really answering your question and just giving you all the instances in your Maya scene.
Here is an other code you can use to check if a node is an instance :
def pathToDagNode( fullPath ): if not cmds.objExists(fullPath): return None else: selectionList = om.MSelectionList() selectionList.add( fullPath ) dagPath = om.MDagPath() selectionList.getDagPath( 0, dagPath ) return dagPath dag_node = pathToDagNode( '|your|node|full|path' ) print dag_node.isInstanced()