How to change the EXR compression method via python

  • I need to change my exr compression to one scanline at a time but beside using a c4d default document is there any other way to change it directly in a script?

  • The script change the compression method to zip not to Zips or what i expected: RLE because rle was the given value.

  • Oh yes, you are right. The SDK example doesn't work at all.
    Problem is, maxon.Id is wrong. maxon.InternedId would be the correct way for setting the save options. Here's the correct code:

    Copyright: MAXON Computer GmbH
    Author: Maxime Adam
        - Configures OpenEXR output render format with SetImageSettingsDictionary() then reads these with GetImageSettingsDictionary().
    Class/method highlighted:
        - c4d.bitmaps.SetImageSettingsDictionary()
        - c4d.bitmaps.GetImageSettingsDictionary()
        - Win / Mac
        - R20, R21, S22, R23
    import c4d
    import maxon
    def main():
        # Retrieves render data and its container
        renderData = doc.GetActiveRenderData()
        bc = renderData.GetDataInstance()
        # Gets image filters options
        saveOptions = bc.GetContainerInstance(c4d.RDATA_SAVEOPTIONS)
        # Sets OpenEXR output format
        bc[c4d.RDATA_FORMAT] = c4d.FILTER_EXR
        # Defines OpenEXR settings
        compressionmethodID = maxon.InternedId('net.maxon.mediasession.openexr.export.compressionmethod')
        halffloatID = maxon.InternedId('net.maxon.mediasession.openexr.export.halffloat')
        layernumberingID = maxon.InternedId('net.maxon.mediasession.openexr.export.layernumbering')
        # Configures OpenEXR format options with a maxon.DataDictionary
        exportSettings = maxon.DataDictionary()
        exportSettings.Set(compressionmethodID, maxon.Id("rle"))
        exportSettings.Set(halffloatID, True)
        exportSettings.Set(layernumberingID, True)
        # Stores settings in render data container
        c4d.bitmaps.SetImageSettingsDictionary(exportSettings, saveOptions, c4d.FILTER_EXR)
        # Pushes an update event to Cinema 4D
        # Retrieves OpenEXR images settings
        settings = c4d.bitmaps.GetImageSettingsDictionary(saveOptions, c4d.FILTER_EXR)
        # Reads and prints OpenEXR format options
        print("openexr.export.compressionmethod: " + str(settings.Get(compressionmethodID)))
        print("openexr.export.halffloat: " + str(settings.Get(halffloatID)))
        print("openexr.export.layernumbering: " + str(settings.Get(layernumberingID)))
    if __name__ == '__main__':

  • @m_adam maybe the code example in the repo should be updated. ;)

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  • Thanks a lot for the update and yes maxon.InternedIdshould be used instead of maxon.Id.
    I will take care of updating the example in Github.

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