Drawing to the timeline

On 29/08/2013 at 02:48, xxxxxxxx wrote:

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Cinema 4D Version:   14 
Platform:   Windows  ; Mac  ;  
Language(s) :     C++  ;

Hi everyone,
I'm curious to know if it's possible to draw to the timeline window? For example if I have a script or plugin that alters an object's position over time, based on its existing position track,  is it possible to draw some kind of overlayed curve over the existing track to give user feedback on what the plugin is doing?

Track plugins have access to an object to draw on to achieve this, can we access that drawing object in other types of plugins?

I haven't been able to find anything in the SDK about this, but I thought someone here might have given it a go, as it seems like a fun thing to do 🙂

On 29/08/2013 at 15:10, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Afaik you can only draw to the timeline from CTrackData plugins. You could create a track plugin
which communicates with other parts types of plugins.

On 29/08/2013 at 15:21, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Thanks Niklas, that could be a good workaround