Extracting pattern for layer

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Extracting pattern for layer

Post by andpar »

I want to save pattern which is used in the layer to separate file. I found in stdlib.jsx function
Code: Select allStdlib.savePatterns = function(file, indexArray) {
  var desc = new ActionDescriptor();
  desc.putPath(cTID("null"), file);

  var list = new ActionList();
  for (var i = 0; i < indexArray.length; i++) {
    var ref = new ActionReference();
    ref.putIndex(cTID("Ptrn"), indexArray);
    list.putReference(ref);
  }
  desc.putList(cTID("T   "), list);
  executeAction(cTID("setd"), desc, DialogModes.NO);
};


which saves pattern by index but in the layer info there are pattern name and pattern id which look like "$$$/Presets/Patterns/Patterns_pat/TieDye=Tie Dye" and "1b29876b-58b7-11d4-b895-a898787104c1".

I've tried to change index to name:
Code: Select allfunction savePattern() {
  var desc = new ActionDescriptor();
  desc.putPath(charIDToTypeID("null"), new File("C:/zzzz/pat.pat"));
  var ref = new ActionReference();
  ref.putName(charIDToTypeID("Ptrn"), "$$$/Presets/Patterns/Patterns_pat/TieDye=Tie Dye");
  desc.putReference(charIDToTypeID("T   "), ref);
  executeAction(charIDToTypeID("setd"), desc, DialogModes.NO);
}


But this function gives me error:
"- The object "pattern "Tie Dye" is not currently available."" What does it mean?
How could I save pattern by name into the separete file (it would be better to image file but pat-file is ok too)?

Thanks,
Andrey