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On 09/10/2010 at 02:03, xxxxxxxx wrote:
Originally posted by xxxxxxxx
It still takes a long time to type, compile, open Cinema4D, check for errors, get back to the compiler and do that ad infinitum, ad nauseum
But you still have to type a COFFEE plugin, and if you modify it you still need to exit Cinema and restart. So it's really only the compile time and if your source is split into several files, and you make a small change to just one, the compile/link cycle is a few seconds.
COFFEE still has one great advantage, though: a COFFEE plugin will work across many releases of C4D. My first COFFEE plugins still work in R12, one plugin file on both PC and Mac, three C4D versions after they were written. Contrast that with my Smart IBL Loader plugin - eight different compiles for four releases of C4D over PC and Mac. Now that's tedious!