Picture in UserData



  • On 10/05/2014 at 12:07, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Is it possible to create, with code, a UserData gizmo that shows a bitmap?



  • On 10/05/2014 at 13:40, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    It's hard to answer that because you don't say what kind of gizmo you want it to be.
    There is the TexturenameCustomGui gizmo that shows an image in it.
    But the one that I find to be most useful for showing images is the CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBOOL button gizmo.

    import c4d  
    def main() :  
      obj = doc.GetFirstObject()      
      
      container = c4d.GetCustomDataTypeDefault(c4d.DTYPE_BOOL)  
      container.SetString(c4d.DESC_NAME, "My UD")  
      container.SetLong(c4d.DESC_CUSTOMGUI, c4d.CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBOOL) #MD_BOOL is the default eye icon  
      container.SetLong(c4d.BITMAPBOOL_INACTIVE, 5159)                #Sets the Ocube icon for off state  
      container.SetLong(c4d.BITMAPBOOL_ACTIVE, 5160)                  #Sets the Osphere icon for on state  
      obj.AddUserData(container)                                      #Adds the userData to the object  
      obj[c4d.ID_USERDATA, 1] = 1                                     #Sets the default on/off state when UD is created  
      
      c4d.EventAdd()  
      
    if __name__=='__main__':  
      main()
    

    -ScottA



  • On 10/05/2014 at 13:58, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I would like to display a bitmap that is inside a folder that is inside my plugin folder (each bitmap is 256x256 pixels and it is in JPEG format).
    For example, I could have an "images" folder inside my plugin folder and I would like to read one of the bitmaps from them "images" folder and display it inside my UserData tab.
    I already know how to read the bitmaps but I don't know how to display them.



  • On 11/05/2014 at 07:25, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I guess this may work. However, I need to find a way to load a bitmap (that I know how to do) and assign it an ID to use with this CUSTOMGUI.
    I know it needs to be a using ID (I already got it from Maxon). But, how to I assign an ID to an image so that I can reference it?



  • On 11/05/2014 at 07:43, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Ok, found out how to assign an ID to a bitmap with gui.RegisterIcon
    But the CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBOOL only shows very small bitmaps. I need to show a 256x256 pixels bitmap.



  • On 11/05/2014 at 07:45, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Ok! Found it!!! :-D

    CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBUTTON



  • On 11/05/2014 at 07:51, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    The problem with the method I posted Rui is that they are very small icon images. And I don't think it's possible to make them larger.
    They are meant to be used on the small buttons. And can also be put on ComboButtons too.

    The only way I know how to make a 256x256 image in the AM is to use descriptions with a .res file. And using the GetDDescription() method in C++ to create a CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBUTTON button with the image on it. Which can be scaled up very large. And can be set to non-clickable.
    I have no idea how to do this in the UserData.
    If you talk to Maxon again. You might want to ask them if it's possible to create a CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBUTTON button in UD. Because that one will let you scale it up.

    Here's how to register your own icon so you can use an image on your buttons:

    import c4d,os  
    from c4d import gui,bitmaps  
      
    def main() :  
      
      #WARNING: Register your image with a unique ID from the plugincafe.com instead of 12345!!  
      #Or use your plugin ID#  
      iconid = 12345  
      icon = bitmaps.BaseBitmap()  
      icon.InitWith('C:\\Users\\User\\Desktop\\myimage.jpg')  
      gui.RegisterIcon(iconid,icon)  
      
      obj = doc.GetFirstObject()      
      
      container = c4d.GetCustomDataTypeDefault(c4d.DTYPE_BOOL)  
      container.SetString(c4d.DESC_NAME, "My UD")  
      container.SetLong(c4d.DESC_CUSTOMGUI, c4d.CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBOOL)  
      container.SetLong(c4d.BITMAPBOOL_INACTIVE, 5159)                #Sets the Ocube icon for the off state  
      container.SetLong(c4d.BITMAPBOOL_ACTIVE, 12345)                 #Sets the image for the on state  
      obj.AddUserData(container)  
      obj[c4d.ID_USERDATA, 1] = 1                                     #Sets the default on/off state when UD is created  
      
      
      c4d.EventAdd()  
      
    if __name__=='__main__':  
      main()
    

    -ScottA

    Edit- Lol. I wasn't fast enough again. ;-)
    If you do figure out how to create a CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBUTTON button in UD. Please share it. I'd like to know how to do that one too.



  • On 11/05/2014 at 07:55, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I will share it. It is quite simple :-)
    Unfortunately I have to leave now for a meeting. But I will share it as soon as I get back.



  • On 11/05/2014 at 13:08, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Ok thanks.
    I can't figure out how to apply the image to the button. In my C++ code I use SetImage() but it's not working in my UserData.

    import c4d,os  
    def main() :  
      
      fn = c4d.storage.GeGetC4DPath(c4d.C4D_PATH_DESKTOP)  #Gets the desktop path  
      path = os.path.join(fn,'myimage.jpg')                #The path to the image    
            
      bc = c4d.GetCustomDatatypeDefault(c4d.CUSTOMDATATYPE_BITMAPBUTTON)  
      bc[c4d.DESC_NAME] = 'my image'  
      bc.SetFilename(12345, path)  
      bc.SetImage(path, False)    #<---Error...How do we add the image?  
            
      entry = op.AddUserData(bc)  
      
      c4d.SendCoreMessage(c4d.COREMSG_CINEMA, c4d.BaseContainer(c4d.COREMSG_CINEMA_FORCE_AM_UPDATE))  
      c4d.EventAdd()  
            
    if __name__=='__main__':  
      main()
    

    -ScottA



  • On 11/05/2014 at 13:40, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    First, the image needs to be loaded, of course. I use:

    pic=bitmaps.BaseBitmap()
    pic.InitWith(image_path)

    Then, the image needs to be registered with an unique ID (get it from plugincafe) :

    c4d.gui.UnregisterIcon(UNIQUE_ID)

    Now, place it in the UserData (or in the description) with something like this:

    mypic=c4d.GetCustomDataTypeDefault(c4d.DTYPE_BOOL)
    mypic[c4d.DESC_NAME] = "Preview"
    mypic[c4d.DESC_CUSTOMGUI] = c4d.CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBUTTON
    mypic[c4d.BITMAPBUTTON_ICONID1]=UNIQUE_ID
    mypic[c4d.BITMAPBUTTON_ICONID2]=UNIQUE_ID
    mypic[c4d.DESC_PARENTGROUP] = node.GetUserDataContainer()[0][0]
    preview=node.AddUserData(pic)
    node[preview]=1



  • On 11/05/2014 at 15:16, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thanks Rui.
    I didn't know we had to use registered IDs for images too.

    Here's a script example in case anyone needs it:

    import c4d, os  
    from c4d import gui, bitmaps  
    def main() :  
      
      #WARNING: Register your image with a unique ID from the plugincafe.com instead of 12345!!  
      imageID = 12345  
      
      fn = c4d.storage.GeGetC4DPath(c4d.C4D_PATH_DESKTOP)  #Gets the desktop path  
      path = os.path.join(fn,'myimage.jpg')                #The path to the image  
      image = bitmaps.BaseBitmap()  
      image.InitWith(path)  
      gui.RegisterIcon(imageID, image)  
      
      obj = doc.GetActiveObject()   
      if not obj: return False     
      
      container = c4d.GetCustomDataTypeDefault(c4d.DTYPE_BOOL)  
      container.SetString(c4d.DESC_NAME, "My Image")  
      container.SetLong(c4d.DESC_CUSTOMGUI, c4d.CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBUTTON)  
      container.SetString(c4d.BITMAPBUTTON_TOOLTIP, "Click ME!")  
      #container.SetLong(c4d.BITMAPBUTTON_BORDER, c4d.BORDER_OUT) #Creates a raised button border if that's desired  
      container.SetLong(c4d.BITMAPBUTTON_BUTTON, True)      #Creates indented border when the button is clicked  
      container.SetLong(c4d.BITMAPBUTTON_ICONID1, 12345)    #Off state: Puts your custom image on the button  
      container.SetLong(c4d.BITMAPBUTTON_ICONID2, 5159)     #On State:  Puts a cube icon image on the button  
      
      obj.AddUserData(container)                            #Adds the userData to the object  
      
      c4d.EventAdd()  
      
    if __name__=='__main__':  
      main()
    

    -ScottA



  • On 11/05/2014 at 15:40, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Using just c4d.EventAdd() to refresh the document is not enough.
    We need to force an AM refresh with:

    c4d.SendCoreMessage(c4d.COREMSG_CINEMA, c4d.BaseContainer(c4d.COREMSG_CINEMA_FORCE_AM_UPDATE))
    c4d.EventAdd()



  • On 11/05/2014 at 16:53, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Does it not work for you without it?
    It works fine for me without that code.

    The only time I've needed to use that code is when I'm deleting, or changing existing UserData items.
    Mostly when I delete one UD item and leave other ones behind in the manager.
    I've never needed to use that code when creating new UD items.

    -ScottA



  • On 11/05/2014 at 16:56, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Well, in my plugin I have to delete them all. So, I really need to force a refresh of the AM.



  • On 12/05/2014 at 00:38, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Hi ScottA

    Is there maybe a way to resize the image button of that code of yours??? 😊



  • On 12/05/2014 at 07:57, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    For which one?

    CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBUTTON - Changes it's size automatically depending on the size of the image used.
    CUSTOMGUI_BITMAPBOOL - Displays an icon size of your image. Something like 32x32.

    I don't see any way to manually set the sizes for either of them.
    But I could be wrong.

    -ScottA



  • On 12/05/2014 at 22:34, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Hi ScottA

    I see this piece of code manually set the size off the button:

    container.SetLong(c4d.BITMAPBUTTON_FORCE_SIZE, 64)

    👍



  • On 13/05/2014 at 08:10, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Good find. Thanks for posting it.
    The SDK lists that as private. So I never tried it.

    -ScottA


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