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On 03/10/2012 at 20:11, xxxxxxxx wrote:
I am just starting with python within C4D and have made some progress, but I am confused about something. With the SDK it seems that there are things missing such as properties of particular objects. Take this code for example:
def main() :
MyMat = c4d.BaseMaterial(c4d.Mdanel)
I found a tut on the net that led me in this direction and I am greatful for that, but nowhere in the SDK did I find any references to elements of an object (in this case properties of Mdanel like SLA_DANEL_DIFFUSE_COLOR) What am I missing or better yet is there a way that I can find some documentation on details such as this? Is there a python text file that shows these that I missed?
On 04/10/2012 at 01:45, xxxxxxxx wrote:
SLA_DANEL_DIFFUSE_COLOR is an object property identifier. In the SDK it's called a description parameter ID in an object data: they're defined in .res files. The description of an object is just its set of parameters and a .res contains it for each object type.
These identifiers aren't documented (you can find them in CINEMA .res file) but to find them easily you can drag a property to the Python console edit text (see "Descriptions in CINEMA 4D" page in the docs).
On 04/10/2012 at 08:54, xxxxxxxx wrote:
Ah, that's right about the drag and drop method. Which res files should I be concerned about and how do they relate to the import command like cd4, gui, and utils? Sorry, I am just trying to connect the dots.