at level, in

The at level <node> and in <node> contexts set the specified node to be the effective root for any pathnames specified, or scene objects created, in the context. These contexts automatically prefix the specified node to any pathnames in the context. They also set the specified node to be the parent for any scene objects created in the context.

To be able to use pathnames within level contexts to name objects anywhere in the scene, you can override the current working level by using a rooted pathname. A rooted pathname has an extra "/" before the first-level name and indicates "start at the actual root of the object tree".

For example:

scale $/baz/* [1,1,2]

operates on the object baz in the actual top level, not just as a child of the current working level.

You can also use this rooted pathname form to force a pathname to only consider top-level objects when you name a single object.

For example


looks throughout the whole scene, at all levels for an object named foo, but,


will only look for a top-level object named foo.


in $mannequin01...LClav...hand -- set context to hand



rotate $thumb1 15 y_axis -- rotate hand's child

-- thumb

rotate $finger11 10 y_axis -- rotate hand's child

-- first finger

PalmCenter=$finger21.parent.pos -- get hand's position

PalmCenter+=(LHandPos-$finger21.pos)/2. -- calculate center of

-- palm

dummy name:"palmLink" pos:PalmCenter -- create a dummy there,

-- dummy is a child of

-- the hand


in $dummy


sphere name:"ear1" pos:[10,10,10] -- create automatically as

-- children of $dummy

sphere name:"ear2" pos:[-10,10,10]

scale $foo/* [1,1,2] -- look for 'foo' as a child

-- of $dummy