ResEdit for Tags and other Menus in C4D [SOLVED]



  • On 14/07/2014 at 15:15, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    ResEdit Version:   R8

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    C4D Version: Cinema4d Studio R15
    ResEdit Version for R14 (old one, but works with R15)
    OS: Windows 7
    Language: C++

    Hi PluginCafe,

    I would like to write a Tag-Plugin like the "LookAtCamera" Tag from the samples. For my Diaglog plugin I use ResEdit to design my layout etc. and import this with a view lines of code in C++. I don't have to write all those different files, because ResEdit creates them for me:-)

    Now how would I use ResEdit to design menu structures for Tag-Plugins (inherited from TagData). Or let's say I want to write a material plugin, is it possible to use ResEdit for such plugins or is its purpose to work with dialogs/windows only?

    Are there other tools/plugins/editors available to design menus in Ciname4d?

    Thank you for now!
    Andreas



  • On 15/07/2014 at 05:42, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    To write a tag you will have learn how to create descriptions by hand in a text editor. They're not difficult and in any case ResEdit can't be used for descriptions. TBH for dialog resources ResEdit produces a weird and difficult to change resource file anyway.

    Just IMO of course, but I haven't used ResEdit for a long time, and don't miss it.



  • On 17/07/2014 at 13:38, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thank you spedler. I had the hope that I don't need to learn how to write all those resource files by hand ;-)

    I found this tutorial:
    http://irisvfx.com/blog/tutorials/introduction-cinema-4d-sdk-part-2/
    It would be nice if Cinema4d would have such graphical illustrations in their documentation.

    I will start learning to write descriptions for tags etc. from the docu and by experimenting with the samples. Of course I am open for any links and hints for additional examples/tutorials etc. :-)



  • On 17/07/2014 at 16:53, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    You can use the .res files that ship with C4D to learn from. There's a lot of them.
    That's how I learned how to make them.

    C:\Program Files\MAXON\Your_C4D_version\resource\res\description

    -ScottA



  • On 22/07/2014 at 18:28, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    You are right, ResEdit is not needed. The .res files in the Cinema4d folder "...\resource\res\..." are a pretty cool place to look for examples.
    Just some links for others to get started with:
    Plugin Folder Structure
    Dialog Resource
    Description Resource


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