Customize Executable#

This example plugin modifies how a specific filetype gets opened when double clicking it in the Project Browser.

In this case it will use the os.startfile function to open .lxo files (Modo scenefiles). The plugin can be modified for other filetypes. It allows to force a specific executable or to pass additional arguments to the executable.

See the section for Single File Plugins on how to load this example.


name = "CustomizeExecutable"
classname = "CustomizeExecutable"

import os

class CustomizeExecutable:
    def __init__(self, core):
        self.core = core
        self.version = "v1.0.0"

        # patch the openFile function
        self.core.plugins.monkeyPatch(self.core.openFile, self.openFile, self, force=True)

    def openFile(self, filepath):
        # split the fileextension from the filename
        base, ext = os.path.splitext(filepath)

        # check if file is a Modo scenefile
        if ext == ".lxo":
            # launch the scenefile with the startfile function

            # alternative
            # subprocess.Popen(["C:/path/to/my.exe", filepath], env=self.core.startEnv)
            # call the original openFile function
            self.core.plugins.callUnpatchedFunction(self.core.openFile, filepath)