Script Log ?? Softimage Script Editor

  • On 20/08/2013 at 14:17, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I want know what is (Alt+AddNull on object = Null become parent) in python, because i want create a batch of Null parent of 200 obj.

    I didn't find in the python docs, only a myobject.InsertUnder(). but i want create a Null parent.

    In a Script Log, when i do the command, it's write : c4d.CallCommand(5140) # Null
    What its mean ?
    I want see the FULL code not a command number.

    In Softimage the script editor is really friendly.
    Every action are wrote on the window, so it's really easy to create a macro script.

    Someone knows where i could see this in C4D ?

  • On 20/08/2013 at 17:37, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    import c4d
    def main() :
        null = c4d.BaseList2D(c4d.Onull)
        select = doc.GetActiveObject() or doc.GetActiveObjects(c4d.GETACTIVEOBJECTFLAGS_CHILDREN)
        if isinstance(select, c4d.BaseObject) :
            prev = select.GetPred()
            next = select.GetNext()
            parent = select.GetUp()
            if prev is not None:
            elif next is not None:
            elif parent is not None:
        elif isinstance (select, list) and len(select) > 0:
            inspnt = select[0].GetPred()
            for obj in select:
            doc.InsertObject(null, pred=inspnt)
        null.ChangeNBit(c4d.NBIT_OM1_FOLD, c4d.NBITCONTROL_SET)
    if __name__=='__main__':

  • On 23/08/2013 at 08:50, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thank you littledevil !

    Someone can explain to me, why the Script Log don't show the real code ? only command code ?

  • On 23/08/2013 at 09:47, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    CallCommand() is real code. c4d.callCommand() is a normal method in the c4d API. C4D is much
    more OO than Softimage XSI, everything is an object with its own methods and so on. C4d does 
    not use a central hub like XSI (XSIFactory.DoSoemthingMehtod(parameter)) you can easily feed 
    from a script parser.

  • On 23/08/2013 at 12:19, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Do you know, where i can find the list of all the c4d.CallCommand(????) and the detail for each ?
    I read the Python SDK Docs, (but nothing here).

  • On 23/08/2013 at 12:40, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    sure it is documented, right there in the c4d module. but you won't find a very extensive 
    description there, as maxon expects you to either use a text search engine on the c4d 
    resource folder or the c4d console to find IDs.

  • On 23/08/2013 at 13:30, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Ooh i try many time the research engine, but it don't work with chrome... only firefox rocks !

  • On 23/08/2013 at 16:16, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    with text search engine i meant a software like Agent Ransack.

  • On 26/08/2013 at 13:34, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Finally, i find the way to finish my little script :

    import c4d

    def main() :
        select = doc.GetActiveObject() or doc.GetActiveObjects(c4d.GETACTIVEOBJECTFLAGS_0)
        Nselect = len(select)
        for i in range(Nselect) :
            pos = c4d.BaseObject.GetAbsPos(select _)   # Get position objects
            obj = c4d.BaseObject(c4d.Onull)             # Create new nulls
            obj.SetAbsPos(pos)                          # Set position of nulls
            doc.InsertObject(obj)                       # Insert objects in document
            select _.SetAbsPos(c4d.Vector(0))          # Reset objects position to 0
            select _.InsertUnder(obj)                  # Set nulls parent of objects

    if __name__=='__main__':

    It's helpful with Fracture moggraph, it's for keep axis pivot the same.

    But i continue to think than have the option to see Script log like :
    Will help people to understand what they write, and create script easier.

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