Launch the ContentBrowser at the User folder

  • On 31/10/2013 at 10:58, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   13 
    Platform:   Windows  ;   
    Language(s) :     C++  ;

    I can't get the Content Browser to launch with the .lib4d/User/ folder selected by default.
    I can successfully launch the CB to any other folder if it's a regular folder. But this .lib4d stuff is different.
    The docs seem to indicate that I'm supposed to use URLs. But I can't get it to work:

      Filename user_dir = "preset://user.lib4d/Objects/Cube";  
      SDKBrowserURL myUrl = SDKBrowserURL(user_dir);   
      GePrint(myUrl.GetString());                       // prints file://localhost/preset://user.lib4d/Objects/Cube  
      SDKBrowser *cb = NULL;                         //Create a Content Browser instance  
      Bool exists = cb->ExistsPreset(myUrl);         //Returns 0...It doesn't find the objects directory even though it exists!!  
      cb->OpenNewBrowser(myUrl, 0);                 //Supposed to open the Content Browser window at specific directory..But fails!!

    What am I doing wrong?


  • On 31/10/2013 at 14:35, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Never mind. I managed figure it out.
    I guess we must use the GetString() function on the presets locations.

    This code will launch the Content Browser at the User Folder (if it exists)

        Filename user_dir = "preset://user.lib4d/Objects";      
      SDKBrowser *cb = NULL;                            //Create a Content Browser instance  
      cb->OpenNewBrowser(user_dir.GetString(), 0);


  • On 01/11/2013 at 08:25, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thanks for sharing the solution.
    I tried to solve this in python too, but did not manage?
    Is it also possible in Python?

  • On 01/11/2013 at 09:37, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    The content browser class is not wrapped in Python. You can however add a C++ function to your plugin

    as you started to do here which
    will open the SDK Browser for you.


  • On 01/11/2013 at 11:34, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Yes, this opens great opportunities.

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