Python on Linux missing submodule?

  • I am trying to run python code on our linux render nodes like I do with c4dpy on our windows render nodes. There is a c4d python module and a maxon provided python interpreter in the linux render node software so this looks like it should work.

    I set up my test environment to use the Cinema 4D provided modules with the following:

    export PYTHONPATH=/opt/maxon/cinema4dr21.022/bin/resource/modules/python/libs/linux64/python.linux64.framework/lib64/python2.7/lib-dynload:/opt/maxon/cinema4dr21.022/bin/resource/modules/python/libs/python27
    export PATH=/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/bin:/root/perl5/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin:/opt/maxon/cinema4dr21.022/bin
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/maxon/cinema4dr21.022/bin/../lib64:/opt/maxon/cinema4dr21.022/bin/../bin/resource/modules/python/libs/linux64/python.linux64.framework/lib64
    export LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF-8

    I create a test file with the following code:

    import os
    import sys
    import c4d
    from c4d import documents

    def main():
    filename = "testscene.c4d"
    flags = c4d.SCENEFILTER_NONE
    doc = c4d.documents.LoadDocument( filename, flags )

    if name=='main':

    I tested this code on my windows node with:

    It completes without error.

    On the linux node, I directly call the included python2.7 and run the above script with the following line:

    The result is the following error:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/storage/neo/Assets/Software/maxon/cinema4d/c4dpy/scripts/", line 3, in
    import c4d
    File "/opt/maxon/cinema4dr21.022/bin/resource/modules/python/libs/python27/c4d/", line 1, in
    from c4d import utils
    File "/opt/maxon/cinema4dr21.022/bin/resource/modules/python/libs/python27/c4d/utils/", line 1, in
    from c4d.c4d_enums import *
    ImportError: No module named c4d_enums

    It seems like the submodule c4d_enums is missing from the c4d module. Does anyone know how to make this work? I contacted support at Maxon and they said I should ask here.

  • Hi fyeng, thanks for reaching out us.

    With regard to your question, I confirm that the workflow you're trying to achieve using the python executable found among the Linux CLR modules is not possible since only c4dpy, as you've already seen, has access to all the needed modules.

    Best, Riccardo