Mograph Camera Shader from Python

  • I'm trying to write a script to add the mograph camera shader to the luminance channel of a material, and then set the Camera target. I can insert other shaders, but I cannot locate in the documentation the correct way to instantiate that shader, nor how to modify the property of a shader once added to the material.

  • hello ,

    here's an example on how to create a camera shader and set the link of the camera.

    Be aware you need to create the shader using it's ID so it could be changed in the future.

    I've used a script from @m_adam as a base and just added the camera shader stuff. You can thanks him a lot ^^


    import c4d
    from c4d import gui
    def main():
        # Gets the active object
        if op is None:
            raise ValueError("op is none, please select one object.")
        # Retrieves the BaseDraw of Render View
        bd = doc.GetRenderBaseDraw()
        if bd is None:
            raise ValueError("no BaseDraw found")
        # Retrieves the scene camera
        cam = bd.GetSceneCamera(doc)
        if cam is None:
            raise ValueError("there's no camera")
        # Creates a default Cinema 4D Material, the created material only exist in the memory
        mat = c4d.BaseMaterial(c4d.Mmaterial)
        if mat is None:
            raise RuntimeError("Failed to creates a new BaseMaterial.")
        # Inserts the material in the active document
        # Creates the Camera Shader
        #be aware you have to use the ID here but it can changed in future release
        sha = c4d.BaseList2D(440000050)
        if sha is None:
            raise RuntimeError("Failed to creates a bitmap shader.")
        # Defines the camera link inside the shader
        sha[c4d.MGCAMERASHADER_LINK] = cam
        # Inserts the shader into the material
        mat[c4d.MATERIAL_COLOR_SHADER] = sha
        # Checks if there is already a texture tag on the active object, if not creates it
        textureTag = op.GetTag(c4d.Ttexture)
        if not textureTag:
            textureTag = op.MakeTag(c4d.Ttexture)
        # If the texture tag is not available at this point, something went wrong
        if textureTag is None:
            raise RuntimeError("Failed to retrieves the texture tag.")
        # Links the newly created material from the textureTag Material link parameter
        textureTag[c4d.TEXTURETAG_MATERIAL] = mat
        # Changes the texture tag projection to UVW
        # Informs Cinema 4D something changed in the scene
    # Execute main()
    if __name__=='__main__':

  • Thanks that worked perfectly. I thank you both!