CTrack backtracking

  • On 15/01/2014 at 17:53, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    So I have a track of an object using:

    object = doc.GetActiveObject()
    for track in object.GetCTracks() :
    	#do something

    What I would like to do is get the user data the track belongs to.

    for example Position Y the track is:

    <c4d.CTrack object called 'Position . Y/Track' with ID 5350 at 0x00000026E9C7D190>

    What I want to get:


    How do I get from CTrack to c4d.VECTOR_Y?

    Overall what I am trying to do is create a port in an XPresso node for the attribute that is creating that curve.

    Let me know if I am not being clear enough.


  • On 16/01/2014 at 00:12, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Hi Shawn,

    You can simply call CTrack.GetDescriptionID():

    import c4d
    def main() :
        for track in op.GetCTracks() :
            print track, track.GetDescriptionID()
            print op[track.GetDescriptionID()]
    if __name__=='__main__':

  • On 16/01/2014 at 09:08, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thanks for the reply Yannick,

    using GetDescriptionID() : I get (1001,19,23) which I am guessing is the ID for the attribute that is animated. 
    I am not familiar/still new to scripting, How do you use an ID once you have one?

    to create a node im using


    I am trying to get from the found track Position.Y to c4d.ID_BASEOBJECT_POSITION_Y .

  • On 21/01/2014 at 09:21, xxxxxxxx wrote:



    I was able to get just the id of Position.Y "1001"

    I then found out that this can replace c4d.ID_BASEOBJECT_POSITION like so:


    Thanks for getting me on the right track!

  • On 21/01/2014 at 11:48, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I lied,

    A more advanced setup was getting lost with just the ID you do need all 3 numbers. Honestly not sure how it was working with just a single ID.

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