SOLVED Thinking Particles- How to Set "Settings"

In Simulate -> Thinking Particles -> TP Settings... there are a series of UI elements at the top of the General tab controlling global settings for the TP system:

Max. Particles
Force this Setting
Show Objects
View Type

How do I set these from python? (I specifically need Max Particles and View Type.) I have been all over the docs and cannot seem to find them.

Thank you.

hi,

you can access them in the BaseContainer of the ParticleSystem.

import c4d


def main():
    # Retrieves the Particles System of the current document
    pSys = doc.GetParticleSystem()
    if pSys is None:
        raise RuntimeError("op is none, please select one object.")
    bc = pSys.GetDataInstance()
    bc[54] = 300
    
    

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

Those are the ids corresponding.

#define TP_VIEWTYPE			50
#define TP_VIEWMESH			51
#define TP_FORCEGLOBAL	                52
#define TP_ON				53
#define TP_NUMLIMIT			54

the ViewType's ID:

// Particle View Typen
#define VTYPE_NONE		0
#define VTYPE_FLAKES	        1
#define VTYPE_DOTS		2
#define VTYPE_TICKS		3
#define VTYPE_DROPS		4
#define VTYPE_BOX		5
#define VTYPE_GLOBAL            6

Cheers,
Manuel

hi,

you can access them in the BaseContainer of the ParticleSystem.

import c4d


def main():
    # Retrieves the Particles System of the current document
    pSys = doc.GetParticleSystem()
    if pSys is None:
        raise RuntimeError("op is none, please select one object.")
    bc = pSys.GetDataInstance()
    bc[54] = 300
    
    

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

Those are the ids corresponding.

#define TP_VIEWTYPE			50
#define TP_VIEWMESH			51
#define TP_FORCEGLOBAL	                52
#define TP_ON				53
#define TP_NUMLIMIT			54

the ViewType's ID:

// Particle View Typen
#define VTYPE_NONE		0
#define VTYPE_FLAKES	        1
#define VTYPE_DOTS		2
#define VTYPE_TICKS		3
#define VTYPE_DROPS		4
#define VTYPE_BOX		5
#define VTYPE_GLOBAL            6

Cheers,
Manuel

Hi Manuel,

Thank you for your answer, I appreciate it.

So that in the future I can find these things myself, I tried searching searching your Python docs for TP_VIEWTYPE. No results were returned. I assume those #defines are drawn from a C++ header, so I tried searching for TP_VIEWTYPE here, also with no success.

Where can I find full searchable API documentation for Cinema 4D? (Like that for Rhino Common)

hi,

This are copy/paste directly from our code. They are not available, not documented. That's why i 've provided them.
You can have a look at that page for having informations about the IDs that page

Cheers,
Manuel

Okay, thank you again.