ResEdit for Tags and other Menus in C4D [SOLVED]

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

User Information:
ResEdit Version:   R8

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!

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:
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


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