Call a ToolData plugin as modeling command

  • On 21/02/2017 at 08:01, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   R18 
    Platform:   Windows  ;   
    Language(s) :     C++  ;


    I have a ToolData plugin.

    The following code returns false:

    ModelingCommandData cd;
    cd.doc = GetActiveDocument();
    if (!SendModelingCommand(MY_TOOLDATA_PLUGIN_ID, cd)) 
    	return false;

    I can see it as command in "Customize Commands" window and it works fine when I select it and click "Execute" there.

    Why does SendModelingCommand fails to call it ?

    Thank you.

  • On 22/02/2017 at 01:36, xxxxxxxx wrote:


    using the "Customize Commands" dialog you are just enabling the tool. This can also be achieved using BaseDocument::SetAction() (see BaseDocument Manual).

    If you want to invoke the tool using SendModelingCommand() you have to implement ToolData::DoCommand() in your plugin class.

    best wishes,

  • On 17/03/2017 at 09:55, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Hello peterakos,

    was your question answered?

    best wishes,

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