External Control (possibly Arduino)

On 23/02/2013 at 07:22, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi all,

I'm just getting started with plugin development, and one idea i had was for an external controller handled by a plugin. Does the sdk have anyway of handling a serial port for example or even talking to a secondry piece of software that could read basic commands sent and trigger the 'callCommand' for example.

The idea is to use a series of hardware buttons ect to control various buttons on the interface controlled by an arduino or something else plugged in via usb.

I understand that there has been some success with using python and the pyserial module but was wondering if there was a starting point that someone could point out that I could start investigating / learning.



On 26/02/2013 at 12:54, xxxxxxxx wrote:

im pretty sure python and arduino work well together, as there is a library


check it out.

You can definitly import any library you want into c4d using python so i would start with this.

On 02/03/2013 at 00:27, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi thats great thanks, I had a play with python and can get serial communication so will continue to play. Thanks again