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SurfaceFrameAt Method
Computes the orient plane on a surface given a U and V parameter.

This is the simple evaluation call with no error handling.

Namespace: Rhino.Geometry
Assembly: RhinoCommon (in RhinoCommon.dll) Version: 5.1.50000.0 (5.0.20693.0)
public bool FrameAt(
	double u,
	double v,
	out Plane frame


Type: SystemDouble
A first parameter.
Type: SystemDouble
A second parameter.
Type: Rhino.GeometryPlane
A frame plane that will be computed during this call.

Return Value

Type: Boolean
true if this operation succeeded; otherwise false.
partial class Examples
  public static Rhino.Commands.Result OrientOnSrf(Rhino.RhinoDoc doc)
    // Select objects to orient
    Rhino.Input.Custom.GetObject go = new Rhino.Input.Custom.GetObject();
    go.SetCommandPrompt("Select objects to orient");
    go.SubObjectSelect = false;
    go.GroupSelect = true;
    go.GetMultiple(1, 0);
    if (go.CommandResult() != Rhino.Commands.Result.Success)
      return go.CommandResult();

    // Point to orient from
    Rhino.Input.Custom.GetPoint gp = new Rhino.Input.Custom.GetPoint();
    gp.SetCommandPrompt("Point to orient from");
    if (gp.CommandResult() != Rhino.Commands.Result.Success)
      return gp.CommandResult();

    // Define source plane
    Rhino.Display.RhinoView view = gp.View();
    if (view == null)
      view = doc.Views.ActiveView;
      if (view == null)
        return Rhino.Commands.Result.Failure;
    Rhino.Geometry.Plane source_plane = view.ActiveViewport.ConstructionPlane();
    source_plane.Origin = gp.Point();

    // Surface to orient on
    Rhino.Input.Custom.GetObject gs = new Rhino.Input.Custom.GetObject();
    gs.SetCommandPrompt("Surface to orient on");
    gs.GeometryFilter = Rhino.DocObjects.ObjectType.Surface;
    gs.SubObjectSelect = true;
    gs.DeselectAllBeforePostSelect = false;
    gs.OneByOnePostSelect = true;
    if (gs.CommandResult() != Rhino.Commands.Result.Success)
      return gs.CommandResult();

    Rhino.DocObjects.ObjRef objref = gs.Object(0);
    // get selected surface object
    Rhino.DocObjects.RhinoObject obj = objref.Object();
    if (obj == null)
      return Rhino.Commands.Result.Failure;
    // get selected surface (face)
    Rhino.Geometry.Surface surface = objref.Surface();
    if (surface == null)
      return Rhino.Commands.Result.Failure;
    // Unselect surface

    // Point on surface to orient to
    gp.SetCommandPrompt("Point on surface to orient to");
    gp.Constrain(surface, false);
    if (gp.CommandResult() != Rhino.Commands.Result.Success)
      return gp.CommandResult();

    // Do transformation
    Rhino.Commands.Result rc = Rhino.Commands.Result.Failure;
    double u, v;
    if (surface.ClosestPoint(gp.Point(), out u, out v))
      Rhino.Geometry.Plane target_plane;
      if (surface.FrameAt(u, v, out target_plane))
        // Build transformation
        Rhino.Geometry.Transform xform = Rhino.Geometry.Transform.PlaneToPlane(source_plane, target_plane);

        // Do the transformation. In this example, we will copy the original objects
        const bool delete_original = false;
        for (int i = 0; i < go.ObjectCount; i++)
          doc.Objects.Transform(go.Object(i), xform, delete_original);

        rc = Rhino.Commands.Result.Success;
    return rc;
import Rhino
import scriptcontext
import System.Guid

def OrientOnSrf():
    # Select objects to orient
    go = Rhino.Input.Custom.GetObject()
    go.SetCommandPrompt("Select objects to orient")
    go.SubObjectSelect = False
    go.GroupSelect = True
    go.GetMultiple(1, 0)
    if go.CommandResult()!=Rhino.Commands.Result.Success:
        return go.CommandResult()

    # Point to orient from
    gp = Rhino.Input.Custom.GetPoint()
    gp.SetCommandPrompt("Point to orient from")
    if gp.CommandResult()!=Rhino.Commands.Result.Success:
        return gp.CommandResult()

    # Define source plane
    view = gp.View()
    if not view:
        view = doc.Views.ActiveView
        if not view: return Rhino.Commands.Result.Failure

    source_plane = view.ActiveViewport.ConstructionPlane()
    source_plane.Origin = gp.Point()

    # Surface to orient on
    gs = Rhino.Input.Custom.GetObject()
    gs.SetCommandPrompt("Surface to orient on")
    gs.GeometryFilter = Rhino.DocObjects.ObjectType.Surface
    gs.SubObjectSelect = True
    gs.DeselectAllBeforePostSelect = False
    gs.OneByOnePostSelect = True
    if gs.CommandResult()!=Rhino.Commands.Result.Success:
        return gs.CommandResult()

    objref = gs.Object(0)
    # get selected surface object
    obj = objref.Object()
    if not obj: return Rhino.Commands.Result.Failure
    # get selected surface (face)
    surface = objref.Surface()
    if not surface: return Rhino.Commands.Result.Failure
    # Unselect surface

    # Point on surface to orient to
    gp.SetCommandPrompt("Point on surface to orient to")
    gp.Constrain(surface, False)
    if gp.CommandResult()!=Rhino.Commands.Result.Success:
        return gp.CommandResult()

    # Do transformation
    rc = Rhino.Commands.Result.Failure
    getrc, u, v = surface.ClosestPoint(gp.Point())
    if getrc:
        getrc, target_plane = surface.FrameAt(u,v)
        if getrc:
            # Build transformation
            xform = Rhino.Geometry.Transform.PlaneToPlane(source_plane, target_plane)
            # Do the transformation. In this example, we will copy the original objects
            delete_original = False
            for i in range(go.ObjectCount):
                rhobj = go.Object(i)
                scriptcontext.doc.Objects.Transform(rhobj, xform, delete_original)
            rc = Rhino.Commands.Result.Success
    return rc

if __name__=="__main__":
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