Load string from description?

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On 07/08/2012 at 01:04, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hello,

I can load a string from the plugins resource using c4d.plugins.GeLoadString(). But this function
does not work for description-elements. I want to get the string associated with the ID Tphong or
PRIM_CUBE_LEN, just for example. How can I get it?

Thanks in advance,
Niklas

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On 07/08/2012 at 01:41, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Originally posted by xxxxxxxx

I can load a string from the plugins resource using c4d.plugins.GeLoadString(). But this function
does not work for description-elements. I want to get the string associated with the ID Tphong or
PRIM_CUBE_LEN, just for example. How can I get it?

To get the name of a tag type you can call c4d.GetTagName() function that was added in R13:

c4d.GetTagName(c4d.Tphong)

Also another function to get an object type's name was added, c4d.GetObjectName() :

c4d.GetObjectName(c4d.Ocube)

And it's currently not possible to access the description parameters of objects. So we cannot get the name of PRIM_CUBE_LEN parameter (would be the id c4d.DESC_NAME in the description container for the parameter). But it's possible to access dynamic descriptions with BaseList2D.GetUserDataContainer().

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On 07/08/2012 at 01:54, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Thanks for your answer Yannick.The GetTagName() function is what I searched for, thanks. 🙂

> (would be the id c4d.DESC_NAME in the description container for the parameter).
Wouldn't that require an instance of the actual object/tag so that we can obtain the description? (As you said, it's not possible Python anyway..)

Regards,
Niklas

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On 07/08/2012 at 02:03, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Originally posted by xxxxxxxx

Wouldn't that require an instance of the actual object/tag so that we can obtain the description?

Yes, but that's not a big deal because the object doesn't need to be present in a document but in memory. Here's an handy function that returns the name of an object's parameter:

String GetObjectParameterName(LONG type, LONG id)
{
    BaseObject *op = BaseObject::Alloc(type);
    if (op->GetType()==type)
    {
        AutoAlloc<Description> desc; if (!desc) return String();
        if (!op->GetDescription(desc,DESCFLAGS_DESC_0)) return String();
        const BaseContainer *bc = desc->GetParameterI(id,NULL);
        if (bc)
            return bc->GetString(DESC_NAME);
    }
    return String();
}

So for PRIM_CUBE_LEN we would call it like this:

GetObjectParameterName(Ocube, PRIM_CUBE_LEN)

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On 07/08/2012 at 02:06, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Haha, ok! I just thought that would be kind of a large overhead. 😉 But thanks for pointing it out.

-Nik