Bitmap from Editor View w/o render?



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 19/11/2006 at 21:33, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   8.2-10.0 
    Platform:   Windows  ; Mac  ;  Mac OSX  ; 
    Language(s) :     C++  ;

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    This is going to sound crazy, but I want to get a bitmap of the current View of the current document - without rendering if possible. This is for purposes of creating 'thumbnails' during export that will be saved in JPG format (would've been PNG, but BaseBitmap::Save() does not support it).

    I'd do a small, bare-bones render, but that is not something to do to the user (unless there is a way to do a render that doesn't happen in the external renderer and can be extremely fast!).

    Ideas welcomed!

    Thanks,



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 20/11/2006 at 03:17, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I think you have to render the document to do this. Set the RenderData to editor rendering.

      
    //bcRender is BaseContainer of the RenderData  
      
    bcRender.SetBool(RDATA_RENDERASEDITOR, TRUE);  
    

    cheers,
    Matthias



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 20/11/2006 at 09:38, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    After researching this here and in the docs, yeah, it appears that it has to be rendered. No way to get the View as a bitmap.

    So, I'm going to use RenderDocument() with RENDERFLAG_PREVIEWRENDER|RENDERFLAG_NODOCUMENTCLONE (let me know if that's a good choice) and the least troublesome RenderData container settings (no GI, no VP, your setting, etc.).

    Thanks!


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