UserData button

  • On 06/05/2014 at 15:20, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I created a button through UserData with:

    UD[c4d.DESC_NAME] = "Press Me"

    (actually, I created more than one button)

    Now, how can I check what button was pressed.
    I believe it is inside the Message method but... how?!

  • On 07/05/2014 at 02:43, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I think it is:
    NodeData.Message(self, node, type, data)

    MSG_DESCRIPTION_COMMAND Sent by for example BUTTON (description element). See [example](file:///D:/Users/pgrooff/Documents/pim/c4d/Python%20Help%20R15/help/modules/c4d.plugins/BaseData/NodeData/index.html#msg-description-command-example) below.


  • On 07/05/2014 at 03:43, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I had tried that but it returns me the same value, no matter what button I press :-(

    I used this code to check it out:

    def Message(self, node, type, data) :

              bt = data['id'][0].id
              print bt

  • On 07/05/2014 at 07:55, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Here is how I do it in C++ (sorry).
    I assume you already check this forum.
    There are multiple posts about e.g. MSG_DESCRIPTION_COMMAND

    Bool SolarObject::Message(GeListNode* node, Int32 id, void* data)
    	switch (id)
            case MSG_DESCRIPTION_COMMAND:                                         // MSG_DESCRIPTION_COMMAND is send when button is clicked
                DescriptionCommand *dc = (DescriptionCommand* )data;               //data contains the description ID of the button           
                Int32 button = dc->id[0].id;                                       //Get the ID of the button
                //GePrint ("MSG_DESCRIPTION_COMMAND: " + String::IntToString(button));
                switch (button)    //Check for different button IDs
                    case SETKEY:		// set key

    You can also try checking for MSG_DESCRIPTION_CHECKUPDATE

    		case MSG_DESCRIPTION_CHECKUPDATE:                                         // MSG_DESCRIPTION_CHECKUPDATE is send UD field is clicked
    			//BaseContainer *data = ((BaseObject* )node)->GetDataInstance();
    			DescriptionCheckUpdate *dcu = (DescriptionCheckUpdate* ) data;
    			Int32 button = dcu->descid[0][0].id; 

  • On 07/05/2014 at 07:58, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I don't understand why you can't get it's value just like any other UserData gizmo?

    This script that will create a UD button to an object:

    import c4d  
    def main() :  
      obj = doc.GetFirstObject()  
      if not obj: return False  
      bc = c4d.GetCustomDatatypeDefault(c4d.DTYPE_BOOL)     #Create the default container  
      bc.SetString(c4d.DESC_NAME,"Click Me")                #The text on the button  
      bc.SetLong(c4d.DESC_CUSTOMGUI,c4d.CUSTOMGUI_BUTTON)   #Sets the bool gizmo to be a button  
      button = obj.AddUserData(bc)       #Add the userdata to the object  
      obj[button] = False                #Assign a default value to it when it created  
      c4d.SendCoreMessage(c4d.COREMSG_CINEMA, c4d.BaseContainer(c4d.COREMSG_CINEMA_FORCE_AM_UPDATE))  
    if __name__=='__main__':  

    To get it's value this should be all you need to do.

      #Since the button gimzo was the first UD item created  
      #It has a level ID #1      
      btnValue = obj[c4d.ID_USERDATA,1]  #<---Returns true/false depending on the button's click state  
      print btnValue

    Each new button should have it's own level#.
    So you just use that number instead of #1 in the code for getting the value of the other buttons.

    Are you doing something different than this Rui?


  • On 07/05/2014 at 11:08, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    It worked great!! :-)
    Thank you, Scott.
    I just had to make sure that after reading the value I set the value back to False.
    Now I just need to know how to change the name of the UserData tab into another thing.
    And, how to simulate multi-column groups of UD parameters programmatically.

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