Silly Question : Custom Properties not set at startup

Hi All,

Problem: Custom properties I created do not seem to have their default values set or initialized until the value is manually changed.

I have a UI panel created with a property value in there. Its default looks correct from the UI perspective, but when I look for the property through the python console, it does not exist. IE: I tab through this:[‘Scene’][‘PerspectiveSettings’]

After I change the value in the panel, I now see things as expected, IE, this:[‘Scene’][‘PerspectiveSettings’][‘LineCount’]

How can I have the custom properties set correctly on startup?

Below is a watered down version of my code to the basics that are causing the problem. In reality I have a few more options, and buttons that are pressed that are dependent on the custom properties being in place.

import bpy
from bpy.props import PointerProperty, EnumProperty

class PERSPECTIVETOOLSPANEL_PT_main(bpy.types.Panel):
    bl_idname = "PERSPECTIVEGRID_PT_main.panel"
    bl_label = "Dummy Panel"
    bl_space_type = "VIEW_3D"
    bl_region_type = "UI"
    bl_category = "DummyTest"

    def draw(self, context):
        scene = context.scene
        layout = self.layout
        PerspectiveSettings = context.scene.PerspectiveSettings
        row1 = layout.row()
        row1.prop(PerspectiveSettings, "LineCount", text="Line Count")

class PerspectiveSettings(bpy.types.PropertyGroup):
    LineCount : bpy.props.IntProperty(
        name = "LineCount",
        description = "",
        default = 20,
        min = 1,
        max = 100

def register():
    bpy.types.Scene.PerspectiveSettings = bpy.props.PointerProperty(type=PerspectiveSettings)

def unregister():
    del bpy.types.Scene.PerspectiveSettings

if __name__ == '__main__':

I tried searching but couldn’t quite figure out what I am actually looking for/anything that made sense to me (Python newb). Any help would be much appreciated!

I was able to answer my own question, kinda

Turns out that on load,

bpy.context.scene[‘PerspectiveSettings’][‘LineCount’] DOES NOT EXIST… but

bpy.context.scene.PerspectiveSettings.LineCount DOES.

When the values are modified, the [‘PerspectiveSettings’] version gets set.