User data fields



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 06/11/2002 at 09:39, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   8.001 
    Platform:      Mac OSX  ; 
    Language(s) :      XPRESSO  ;

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    Hi,

    I'm putting together an Xpresso based system for public distribution. The UI is being implemented as user data fields on a Null object; like most UIs, it would benefit from the clustering of related info in groups. There seems to be no way to reorder user data fields once they have been created; this is a serious impediment to production workflow (creating custom UIs and widgets) that Xpresso and User data fields was meant to address. As it is, development and iteration of the tool requires deleting user data fields, breaking Xpresso dependancies, and requiring a lot of rewiring. Say for instance I want to insert a boolean on/off user data field at the top of my control list; I currently have to delete all controls (user data fields) beneath the spot where I want the new control, and then reinsert all the deleted user data fields, and then rewire my Xpresso modules. Despite the astonishing usefulness of Xpresso, this bites.

    Is this the case in the release version (which I have not yet recieved; the behaviour is the same in the release version demo...)? The ability to drag-reorder the user data fields would seem to fit naturally into the C4D UI, and would fit with existing behaviour in the object manager and Xpresso UIs.

    Nick



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 06/11/2002 at 09:54, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Is this the case in the release version
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    yes that´s the case in the release version. There is no way to reorder them yet. But I second this behavior (the ability of reorganization).
    Best
    Samir


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