adding TP dataChannel

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On 12/12/2010 at 09:20, xxxxxxxx wrote:

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Cinema 4D Version:   12 
Platform:   Windows  ;   
Language(s) :       PYTHON  ;

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Hello everyone,
i would like to add new data channels to my tp particles. I'm not sure how to do it, and perhaps someone can help me.

i add a datachannel via:

  
 tp.AddDataChannel(0,"mytestchannel")  

the api says that the first int defines the type of data i save in my channel. Unfortunatly i couldn't find a description of the Datatypes available. Can someone give me a hint on it?

i just tried to add soem integer data via:

  
tp.SetPData(pid,0,12)  

but it throws a TypeError: The data channel is not accessible:'145286240'

i guess 0 is not for integer types 😕

My first goal would be to store simple datatypes in my channels but i'd like to achieve even more complex datatypes (perhaps self defined classes?)

However, i would be really glad if someone could give me a hint or perhaps points me to a direction where i can learn more about datachannels and SetPData and GetPData.

thanks,
alf Laune

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On 12/12/2010 at 09:59, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi, to create a custom integer channel check out:

tp.AddDataChannel(c4d.DTYPE_LONG,"mytestchannel")

Here is a small list of types which can be used as well:

DTYPE_COLOR,
DTYPE_TEXTURE,
DTYPE_LONG,
DTYPE_REAL,
DTYPE_TIME,
DTYPE_VECTOR,
DTYPE_MATRIX,
DTYPE_STRING,
DTYPE_FILENAME,
DTYPE_BOOL,
DTYPE_NORMAL

Cheers, Sebastian

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On 12/12/2010 at 11:52, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Sebastian,
thank you for your answer. It works very well. Is there a possibility to add more complex types? Like Arrays for example or structs?

thanks,
alf

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On 12/12/2010 at 13:53, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Unfortunately thats not possible. To check out which types can be set, just open the TP Settings Dialog.

(Simulation->Thinking Particles->Thinking Particles Settings->Tab: Channels)