Importing v7 Parameter Track Animation



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    On 06/03/2003 at 08:35, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   8.012 
    Platform:      
    Language(s) :     C++  ;

    ---------Is there anywhere in the reading of an older version of a data storage format that I can interpret old data tracks and reinterpret them to apply to new parameter tracks? The old system used a minimum and maximum falloff. The new plugin uses an anamorphic falloff system but I want to retain the any parameter animation coming out of the v7 plugin data format.

    bt



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    On 06/03/2003 at 10:48, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    One way to remain backwards compatible is to use the same plugin ID for the R8 plugin. Then C4D will correctly import old tracks. You simply have to check on the fly if a track has been converted and set a flag in the container when it has. I use this method myself in MSA3.



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    On 06/03/2003 at 15:01, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Quote: Originally posted by Mikael Sterner on 06 March 2003
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    > One way to remain backwards compatible is to use the same plugin ID for the R8 plugin. Then C4D will correctly import old tracks. You simply have to check on the fly if a track has been converted and set a flag in the container when it has. I use this method myself in MSA3.
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    I am using the same IDs and the track is recognized but never shows up in the timeline ( nor do the parameters show as keyed ). It does import the data and set the first frame if the same parameter ids are used. I cannot see where Parameter tracks are imported and placed?

    Plugin ID the same
    Parameter IDs from the original are all there.
    Message ( when the document is opened ) does show that the track is on the object.
    Timeline nor the AM shows the keyframes.

    Ideas?

    bt



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    On 06/03/2003 at 15:58, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Also, it seems to me that none of the SDK examples show how to deal with previous version files. In fact, they do not even seem to have the same plugin IDs. Can you just take a simple object such as the double circle and make it work right? That would be a great example. Maybe the rounded tube?

    Thank you,

    bt


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