make dupli's real with python?

Is there a way to make dupliframes or dupliverts, or duplifaces, or dupligroups real? In other words convert them to objects / mesh data that the script can then access or modify. Mesh.getFromObject() only appears to get the original mesh, not the duplicated locations / information. Thanks in advance for the help.


You don’t need python tricks.
Just select dupli-verting object and press Ctrl+Shift+A.

there is an example in the python group docs, and BPyObject.getDerivedObjects does this too.

Thanks ideasman … knew there had to be a way!