UserData Unique Parameter Group

On 05/05/2016 at 12:05, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hello Forum,

I would like to create User Data with a custom Parameter Group that looks like this:

Attributes Manager

I can do it using Manage User Data:

Manage User Data

But I would like to do it with Python.

This code:

group_bc = c4d.GetCustomDataTypeDefault(c4d.DTYPE_GROUP)
group_bc[c4d.DESC_NAME] = "My Data"
groupID = op.AddUserData(group_bc)
id_bc = c4d.GetCustomDataTypeDefault(c4d.DTYPE_LONG)
id_bc[c4d.DESC_NAME] = "ID"
id_bc[c4d.DESC_PARENTGROUP] = groupID
id_udid = op.AddUserData(id_bc)
op[id_udid] = 2048

Produces this:

User Data Default

How do I create a unique/custom Parameter Group with Python?

Thank you,

Joe Buck

On 05/05/2016 at 13:41, xxxxxxxx wrote:

I might have figured it out but I would like to check with Support to see if my solution is ok...

# create the group
group_bc = c4d.GetCustomDataTypeDefault(c4d.DTYPE_GROUP)
group_bc[c4d.DESC_NAME] = "Unique UserData Group"
group_bc[c4d.DESC_SHORT_NAME] = "Unique UserData Group"
group_bc[c4d.DESC_VERSION] = 3
group_bc[c4d.DESC_ANIMATE] = 0
group_bc[c4d.DESC_COLUMNS] = 1
group_bc[c4d.DESC_TITLEBAR] = True
group_bc[c4d.DESC_DEFAULT] = 1
# pass empty DescID
group_bc[c4d.DESC_PARENTGROUP] = c4d.DescID()
groupID = op.AddUserData(group_bc)
# create integer parameter
int_bc = c4d.GetCustomDataTypeDefault(c4d.DTYPE_LONG)
int_bc[c4d.DESC_NAME] = "Some Integer"
int_bc[c4d.DESC_PARENTGROUP] = groupID
int_udid = op.AddUserData(int_bc)
op[int_udid] = 2048

I passed an empty DescID to DESC_PARENTGROUP in the group BaseContainer.  This seems like a hack that could cause other problems.  Is my soloution ok?

Thank you,

Joe Buck

On 06/05/2016 at 01:39, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Joe,

Your solution is fine. Setting an empty DescID for DESC_PARENTGROUP adds the User Data group at top level i.e as a tab group.

On 06/05/2016 at 11:40, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Thanks Yannick.