SOLVED Issues with the C4D to Unity Import python plugin - missing some types of objects

ExecutePasses worked for Polygon Reduction objects! That is a huge benefit to LOD versioning in Unity 👍 👍 👍

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class ExportThread(threading.C4DThread):

    def __init__(self, doc, exportPath):
        self.doc = doc
        self.status = False
        self.exportPath = exportPath
        #ADDED THE LINE BELOW
        doc.ExecutePasses(None, True, True, True, c4d.BUILDFLAGS_EXPORT)

    def Main(self):
        # Export document to FBX
        self.status = documents.SaveDocument(self.doc, self.exportPath, c4d.SAVEDOCUMENTFLAGS_DONTADDTORECENTLIST, FBX_EXPORTER_ID)

    def GetStatus(self):
        return self.status

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Cloners are still not working if they reference a spline. Any ideas why that is still giving us trouble?

Leah

Sometime its needed to call it multiple time. So try to call ExcecutePass multiple time (maximum 3 is enough).

Cheers,
Maxime

@m_adam Shoot, tried calling it 3X and still nothing on the cloner (spline mode) object.

(failing) test file attached
fbxtest_v04.c4d

Currently the Spline Deformer breaks other objects in the scene, while the Bevel Deformer and Cloner Object in Spline Object mode only break themselves.

GetContour? SetOptimizeCache? Anything else worth investigating? Maybe this is happening because it's being called via Unity automatically?

If I understand correctly, the issue is that the spline are not saved in the fbx?

If yes make sure to set fbxExport[c4d.FBXEXPORT_SPLINES] = True

At least here is working correctly, loading the saved fbx give me back the same result than previously.
Cheers,
Maxime.

@m_adam Then maybe the issue is that the command line fbx export is being executed from within Unity and not through C4D itself?

Is there some kind of document referencing error that could happen if another program (other than C4D) were to call this script? Would caches behave differently?

To answer your question, yes, I have FBXEXPORT_SPLINES set to True

I forgot to mention, Instances also fail to cache into Unity as well.

I am thinking these are all related and to do with the cache being unavailable unless the script is being run within the C4D gui

Hi @jenandesign sorry for the delay and to not have spotted the issue earlier.

But SaveDocument needs to be called in the main thread. So one solution for you is to send a CoreMessage with c4d.SendCoreMessage to catch it in a MessageData and process it.

import c4d

FBX_EXPORTER_ID = 1026370

FBXEXPORT_TEXTURES = True
FBXEXPORT_EMBED_TEXTURES = False
FBXEXPORT_SAVE_NORMALS = True
FBXEXPORT_ASCII = False



# Main function
def main():
    sourcePath = r"C:\Users\graphos\Downloads\fbxtest_v04.c4d"
    destinationPath = r"C:\Users\graphos\Documents\test.fbx"
    
    plug = c4d.plugins.FindPlugin(FBX_EXPORTER_ID, c4d.PLUGINTYPE_SCENESAVER)
    if plug is None:
        logger.appendMessage("FBX Export plugin not found")
        return False

    op = {}
    # Retrieve FBX Eporter settings object
    if plug.Message(c4d.MSG_RETRIEVEPRIVATEDATA, op) :
        if "imexporter" not in op:
            return False

        # BaseList2D object stored in "imexporter" key hold the settings
        fbxExport = op["imexporter"]
        if fbxExport is None :
            return False

        # Change export settings
        
        #THE FOLLOWING TWO LINES OF CODE WERE ADDED TO FIX SDS OBJECT IMPORT
        fbxExport[c4d.FBXEXPORT_SDS_SUBDIVISION] = True
        fbxExport[c4d.FBXEXPORT_SDS] = False
        fbxExport[c4d.FBXEXPORT_TEXTURES] = FBXEXPORT_TEXTURES
        fbxExport[c4d.FBXEXPORT_EMBED_TEXTURES] = FBXEXPORT_EMBED_TEXTURES
        fbxExport[c4d.FBXEXPORT_SAVE_NORMALS] = FBXEXPORT_SAVE_NORMALS
        fbxExport[c4d.FBXEXPORT_ASCII] = FBXEXPORT_ASCII

        doc = c4d.documents.LoadDocument(sourcePath, c4d.SCENEFILTER_OBJECTS | c4d.SCENEFILTER_MATERIALS, None)
        status = False
        doc.ExecutePasses(None, True, True, True, c4d.BUILDFLAGS_EXPORT)

        # Export document to FBX
        status = c4d.documents.SaveDocument(doc, destinationPath, c4d.SAVEDOCUMENTFLAGS_DONTADDTORECENTLIST, FBX_EXPORTER_ID)
        c4d.documents.KillDocument(doc)

        # Retrieve export status and return it
        print status



# Execute main()
if __name__=='__main__':
    main()

Cheers,
Maxime.

Hi Maxime! Thanks for the suggestion, though I don't quite understand what you mean by your example... I don't see any use of SendCoreMessage in your snippet?

SaveDocument is already present in the original code in the extended threading class "ExportThread" under definition Main(). How are you suggesting I change this?

Thank you for the continued help ☺

SaveDocument is already present in the original code in the extended threading class "ExportThread"

TO not make it happens in a thread.
So to directly execute it in ExecuteConversion.

The use of SendCoreMessage is a way, from a thread (and it's the case for you in ExportThread::Main) to send a message, that Cinema 4D will process on the Main thread (I didn't use in my code because in my case I'm in the main thread).
So you can react to this message and do something (in your case SaveDocument). It was just for your information, regarding what's your thread is doing (only calling SaveDocument) I would say that using a thread here make no sense, and you should directly call SaveDocument in your ExecuteConversion function.

Hope it's more clear.
Cheers,
Maxime.