Save All Materials

On 22/08/2018 at 06:51, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to save all of the project materials into a .c4d file?
This will be inside a CommandData plugin and unfortunately can't find a way of saving only the materials.

Does anyone have a way of dealing with this?

Thank you very much! 🙂

On 23/08/2018 at 07:16, xxxxxxxx wrote:


the goal is a C4D scene file containing only the materials of a scene, right?

The idea is to clone the needed materials into a new document, which then saved in the end.

The simplest approach could look like so (although it reverses the material order) :

    doc = c4d.documents.GetActiveDocument()
    newDoc = c4d.documents.BaseDocument()
    mat = doc.GetFirstMaterial()
    while mat is not None:
        mat = mat.GetNext()
    c4d.documents.SaveDocument(newDoc, 'C:/Users/Andreas/Desktop/test_all_materials.c4d', c4d.SAVEDOCUMENTFLAGS_0, c4d.FORMAT_C4DEXPORT)

On 23/08/2018 at 07:57, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Andreas,

It was wrecking my brains and is actually quite simple! 🙂

Thank you very much for that!