Problems setting a player object to an alias in a script

Howard Bornstein howard.bornstein at
Mon May 31 18:05:26 EDT 2010

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at
> wrote:

> Howard Bornstein wrote:
>  On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 8:36 AM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at
>>   Try using the aliasReference function to get the real file name and set
>>> your player to that instead.
>> Thank you thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for and solves my
>> problem nicely. Since I may have a mix of aliases and normal files, this
>> function makes it easy to tell if the file is an alias as well as
>> providing
>> the valid reference to the actual file.
>> This was one of the multitude of Rev functions I didn't even know existed.
> Another example of the value of the Rev Dictionary's See Also section. :)
> Sometimes in my spare time I just browse around in the Dictionary clicking
> See Also links, and almost always learn something new.

Yes, I smacked myself upside the head after I saw Jackie's answer. Why I
didn't think to search the dictionary for 'alias' is beyond me, although I
did search for it in the User's Guide (just found stuff on anti-aliasing).

That's why this list is so valuable.


Howard Bornstein

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